GRAVENHURST — An opportunistic thief who took advantage of a fire alarm is being sought in the theft of a car last night.

Provincial police are investigating the incident at a residence on Second Street Sunday, Oct. 18.

They say that while the apartment building was being evacuated due to a fire alarm the thief stole the victim’s keys and later his vehicle, a 2019 silver Kia RIO bearing Ontario marker CLDR856.

Police ask that anyone with information or video footage from surveillance in that area are asked to call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

You can submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

A Kia Rio, similar to this, was stolen last night from a  Second Street residence in Gravenhurst during a fire alarm.