Theft Initiative in Oshawa Nets Several Suspects

A four-week campaign targeting thefts in Oshawa LCBO outlets resulted in 21 suspects being arrested – including three people who were caught twice.

Over a four-week period beginning on March 5, plainclothes officers attended four LCBO outlets on Richmond Street East, Gibb Street, Rossland Road and Wentworth Street in Oshawa. Working closely with LCBO security, officers focused on thefts from within the stores. Also, a list of previous theft suspects caught on surveillance cameras was circulated to the investigative team. On 12 separate occasions, thefts occurred while plainclothes officers were in the store – resulting in quick arrests.

Officers arrested 24 individuals and have laid 39 criminal charges including Assault a Peace Officer, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and multiple other charges

Anyone with new information about this initiative is asked to contact D/Cst. Ormonde of the Central East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5843.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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