St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Robbed: $15,000 Taken

Police Request Assistance for Church Theft on January 7, 2015

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St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Robbed: $15,000 Taken
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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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Halton Regional Police arrested Sean Allen WOOD in Barrie on January 25, 2015.

Second Update on January 23, 2015 at 6:55 PM

Halton Police investigators have identified the individual believed to be responsible for the theft of approximately $15,000.00 from St Joseph’s Ukrainian Church in Oakville on January 7th 2015.

Police are currently attempting to locate and arrest the following individual for the offences of Break & Enter and Breach of Probation.

Sean Allen WOOD, 43 years of Hamilton.

Originally Posted: January 19, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

Halton Regional Police are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying a man who stole approximately $15,000.00 from a Church office.

On January 7, 2015, between 12:45pm and 5:45pm, an unknown man entered the St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church at 300 River Oaks Blvd., East of Trafalgar Road and North of Upper Middle Road in the River Oaks neighbourhood of Oakville.

The church administrative office was locked during that time but the building remained opened due to a child day care facility in the basement.

The suspect was caught on security video at 1:22pm entering the administrative office and it is estimated he stole $15,000.00 in both cash and donation cheques.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, white
  • 45-50 years of age
  • 5’10-6’0 in height
  • 180-200 lbs, average build
  • Short, dark thinning hair at the top, longer in the back
  • Brown/grey moustache and unshaven beard/goatee

On the date of the theft the suspect was wearing light coloured blue jeans with dirt on the thighs, a burgundy front zip jacket, possibly fleece with a light purple material under the arms and wearing white running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Constable Jody Dennis at 905 825-4747 ext 2270 or ext 2216 or anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).



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