Waterloo Regional Police and Durham Regional Police Investigate Substance Sprayed in Theatres

Media Release

Waterloo Region, Ontario –  Waterloo Regional Police, together with members of the Durham Regional Police Service, are investigating two reports of a noxious substance being sprayed in movie theatres on Friday, October 4, 2019.

The first incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. inside a theatre on Gateway Park in Kitchener. A male entered the theatre during the screening of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, used an object to cut the movie screen, and then sprayed individuals with what is believed to be bear spray.

 The second incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m., inside a movie theatre on Consumers Drive in Whitby. A   male entered the theatre during the screening of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, cut the movie screen, and sprayed   audience members with what is believed to be bear spray.

 It’s believed these two incidents are related.

 The male is described as being between 25 to 30 years old with a thin build and a black beard. He was wearing   black pants, a black hooded sweater, light grey shoes, and gold-rimmed eyeglasses.

 An image of a male police would like to identify in connection to this incident is attached.

 Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 (Waterloo Regional Police), 905-579-1520 ext.   1827 (Durham Regional Police) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Media Inquiries

Cherri Greeno - Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Information

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773

519-498-9954 (cell)

cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca

Constable George Tudos - Media Officer Corporate Communications

Durham Regional Police Service

905-579-1520 ext. 4346

media@drps.ca

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