Shoplifter Arrested with Six Outstanding Warrants
After attempting to change his clothing, a shoplifter was located at a local convenience store and arrested. Through investigation, police learned he had six outstanding warrants for his arrest. He will appear in court later today.
On Monday, July 22, 2019, shortly before 8:30 p.m., police received information about a theft that had just occurred at the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 1183 Barton Street East. The suspect was observed in the pharmaceutical aisle removing tags from items and then concealing the items in his pockets. He left the store and when confronted by security, fled on foot.
While on route to the call, police noticed a male with a similar description as the suspect standing at the entrance of a convenience store located at Kenilworth and Britannia. The male quickly entered the store, followed by police. Once inside police confirmed the male was the suspect and he was arrested. He was found to have several items including over the counter medications and personal grooming tools believed to have been stolen from Shoppers Drug Mart. Also located was the clothing the male had changed in an attempt to evade police.
The male was advised of the criminal charges related to the thefts. He was taken into police custody where police learned the male had six outstanding warrants of arrest - primarily for property crimes- with several neighbouring police agencies including three with the Hamilton Police Service.
The 29-year-old male, of no fixed address, is scheduled to appear in court later today. Once his court matters are resolved in Hamilton he will be turned over to the other agencies.
- Male, 29-years-of-age of no fixed address
- Theft under $5000
- Possession stolen property under $5000
- Fail to comply recognizance
- Fail to comply probation
If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Division Two Staff Sergeant’s Office by calling 905-546-2963.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com