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News Release - Daytime Edition: January 27, 2017

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News Release - Daytime Edition

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: January 27, 2017
Occurrence Type: Shoplifter Tried to Run But Did Not Escape
Occurrence #: BA17004448
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Loss Prevention was right on the tail of this thief as he bolted out of the store and to multiple businesses in the area until police caught up and placed the male under arrest.

On Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 4:00pm a male walked out of the Home Depot located at 10 BarrieView Drive, in the City of Barrie, after a male concealed two power drills and exited the store without paying.  Loss Prevention approached the male telling him he was under arrest but he began to run.  The accused ditched the drills in attempts to gain more momentum but the loss prevention officer was not far behind. He attempted to hide in some bushes across the road and once flushed out he ran into the LCBO located on Caplan Avenue.  Police arrived at the LCBO where the male was located hiding in the back of the store carefully under the loss prevention officers watch.  He was out of breath and sweaty from his attempt at outrunning the law.

The 38-year-old Barrie male was charged with Theft Under $5000, Escape Lawful Custody,  and Breach of Probation x 2.  He will be in court next month to answer to his charges.