Cops say the man, armed with a crowbar, targeted a storage unit located at 115-25 84th Avenue in Richmond Hill at about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7.
He used the crowbar to pry open the door to the storage unit and stole several tools.
The suspect appears to be an older white man with round glasses, who was last seen wearing a short-sleeved shirt.
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