Liquor store thefts solved and one person arrested


submitted by Ontario Provincial Police

The East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) has arrested one person in connection with multiple liquor thefts.

In December 2022, CSCU began an investigation into a string of thefts that had occurred across Eastern Ontario since October. Video security images were obtained from retail stores in Casselman, Winchester, Arnprior, Renfrew, Kemptville, Rockland and Hawkesbury. On each occasion a male was observed entering the store, filling bags with bottles of high-end liquor and exiting the store with no attempt to pay.

The photos obtained were shared on OPP social media and the investigators had requested help from the public to identify the individual.

On January 10, 2023, a 33-year-old man from Ottawa was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code (CC) with seven counts of theft under $5000.

Thank you to the public for sharing the social media post and assisting the OPP.

The accused was held for a bail hearing. 



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