Tags still hang­ing from clothes lead po­lice to al­leged sho­plifter

Cape Breton Post - - News -

BAR­RIE, Ont. – Po­lice in Bar­rie, Ont., say tags still hang­ing from a man’s clothes led to his ar­rest on theft-re­lated charges.

They say a store se­cu­rity guard no­ticed a man al­legedly putting on socks and then slip­ping his feet back into his shoes on Tues­day.

Af­ter mak­ing the man re­move the socks and leave the store, the guard no­ticed tags from an­other store hang­ing from the man’s shirt, pants and shoes.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors al­lege se­cu­rity video from the other store shows the man chang­ing his cloth­ing, stash­ing his old clothes in a shop­ping bag pro­vided by the store, and leav­ing with­out pay­ing for the items he was wear­ing.

A 34-year-old Bar­rie man is charged with at­tempted theft un­der $5,000, pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime, and theft un­der $5,000.

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