Po­lice seek re­peat gum thieves

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

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

Hal­ton po­lice want to speak to th­ese two peo­ple.

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