Police seek repeat gum thieves
BURLINGTON — Halton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and woman following the theft of hundreds of dollars worth of gum and other items from two Burlington stores.
On June 28 at 8:30 a.m., two suspects entered the Giant Tiger department store on Guelph Line and selected an air bed, which they concealed in a bag, along with 30 packs of gum, which the man placed inside his coat. Police allege the pair then left the store without making any attempt to pay.
The value of the stolen items is $119.
Officers say the same couple resurfaced on Sept. 6 at the Food Basics located at 5353 Lakeshore Rd.
In that incident, police allege $240 worth of gum was stolen, along with an unknown amount of baby formula.
Halton police Const. Naresh Dabas said the items taken would seem to indicate some level of organized retail crime.
The first suspect is described as a white female in her late 50s. She is five-foot-eight with a medium build, 140 to 150 pounds, with long blond hair worn in a ponytail.
The second suspect is described as a black male in his mid-60s, six feet tall and 180 pounds.
On both occasions, he wore a black trench coat, a white shirt and a black hat.
Anyone with information about either of these incidents is asked to contact Dabas at 905-825-4747, ext. 2351.
Halton police want to speak to these two people.