Police search for woman sus­pect in con­ve­nience store thefts


Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Police have ar­rested one woman and con­tinue to search for a sec­ond sus­pect in­volved in four thefts of cash in­volv­ing con­ve­nience stores and gas sta­tions.

The first in­ci­dent oc­curred Sun­day at ap­prox­i­mately 10 p.m. at the Needs store on Com­mer­cial Street in Do­min­ion.

Police were told that two fe­males en­tered the store ask­ing for change of $100. As the store em­ployee was mak­ing change, the pair grabbed all of the money and fled the scene in a white truck.

The fol­low­ing day, police re­sponded to three more in­ci­dents dur­ing which em­ploy­ees de­scribed the ex­act same sce­nario.

The lo­ca­tions tar­geted by the thieves in­clude Sobey’s Fast Fuel on Prince Street in Syd­ney, Dragon Flys and Dreams on Maple Street in Syd­ney, and Petro-Canada on Grand Lake Road in Syd­ney.

The only dif­fer­ence in the other three in­ci­dents is that police were told the sus­pects fled in a taxi.

A police spokesper­son said Wed­nes­day there is no in­di­ca­tion the taxi driv­ers were in­volved in the thefts. No in­juries were re­ported in any of the crimes.

One of the fe­males is now in police cus­tody, al­though charges have yet to be for­mally filed.

A sec­ond sus­pect is be­ing sought and is de­scribed as five feet and seven inches tall, with a medium build, light com­plex­ion, brown­ish/red hair and brown eyes. Police are be­ing aided in their in­ves­ti­ga­tion by video sur­veil­lance at some of the out­lets.

Police ask that any­one with in­for­ma­tion about these crimes to con­tact 563-5151 or anony­mously through Crime Stop­pers at 902-562-8477.

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