Hamilton, Ontario,
17
July
2019
|
14:10
America/New_York

Police Arrest Male on a Two Week Shoplifting Spree

A 37-year-old man of no fixed address will appear in court today after he was caught on a shoplifting spree.

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, shortly before 1:30 p.m. Hamilton Police received information involving staff at the Metro Grocery Store located at 967 Fennell Avenue East. They were in pursuit of a male who had attempted to steal several packages of meat. While on route to the area police were updated, the male had changed his clothing. A short time later a male with a similar appearance was observed but he fled as police approached. The area was secured and the male was located hiding in a nearby backyard. A duffel bag and baby stroller which he used during the offence were recovered. Inside police found stolen items from several local stores valued at approximately $1000.

Through investigation, police learned that over a two week period the male attended stores in the area committing thefts.

The male was arrested and taken into police custody where it was determined he was currently bound by a probation order. His arrest signified several violations to that order.

A 37-year-old man, of no fixed address, is scheduled to appear in court later today to answer to several charges.

RECOVERED

  • Meats
  • Carpentry Tools
  • Power tools
  • Beer
  • Grooming accessories

CHARGED

  • 37-year-old man of no fixed address

CHARGES

  • Theft under $5000 X7
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000 X7
  • Fail to comply probation X8

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Division Three Staff Sergeant’s Office by calling 905-546-3886.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com