Suspect sought after donation boxes taken from Markham mosques.




York Regional Police have named a suspect after donation boxes full of cash were taken from two mosques in Markham last weekend.

The Police has identified the suspect in the thefts as Ashraf Awad.

He is described as a Middle Eastern male, standing six-feet-tall, weighing 170 pounds, with receding grey hair.
He is wanted for break and enter, mischief and theft under $5,000.

Awad was charged for six similar thefts from mosques in Mississauga that occurred between June 4 and June 17, says Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).