La Sûreté du Québec are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect who may be connected to robberies in the Lachute region in recent weeks.

The suspect presents himself in businesses and pretends to be having a conversation on his cell phone but is really creating a distraction, during which he may grab a purse or wallet. He removes the money before leaving the scene.

The man is described as being in his 50s, about six feet tall and weighing about 198 lbs and is partially shaven.

During confirmed robberies, the suspect has been wearing a black coat, a dark shirt and jeans.

Any information related to these incidents or this individual can be communicated in confidence to La Sûreté du Québec by calling 1-800-659-4264.