Shoplifter Caught after Walking Near Robbery Scene
Release Date: October 12, 2017
A 33-year-old local man was arrested for shoplifting after being stopped by officers searching for a robbery suspect.
On October 11, 2017 at approximately 3:10 p.m. the accused was walking on Wellington Street. A patrol officer responding to a robbery at the CIBC on Bagot Street observed the accused walking at a fast pace. The accused matched the description of the robbery suspect and was quickly stopped by officers.
The accused was detained for investigation at which point officers observed a price tag and a security tag on the jacket he was wearing. A search revealed the accused had four jackets with price tags.
It was determined the accused was not the robbery suspect however he was linked to a theft that had occurred 2:45 p.m. at a store nearby on Princess Street.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The accused was charged with theft and breach probation.