Woodstock police arrest Walmart shoplifter

by | Sep 8, 2023

Police apprehend a 40-year-old after a brief foot chase and recover more than $1,600 in stolen merchandise

The Woodstock Police Force arrested a 40-year-old man and recovered more than $1,600 of stolen Walmart merchandise.

The Woodstock police said officers responded to the report of a suspicious male near 390 Connell Street on Thursday, Sept. 7.

“The complainant stated they overheard him saying he had just stolen from Walmart,” Woodstock police said in a media release.

Police said that upon arrival, officers quickly located the individual, who fled on foot when they attempted to speak to him.

After a brief foot pursuit, the responding officers apprehended and detained the suspect without further incident.

The Woodstock Police Force statement said that after a thorough investigation, officers discovered the man allegedly successfully stole over $1,600 worth of merchandise from Walmart.

The WPF said investigating officers also determined the suspect was on a conditional sentence order for previous offences.

Police recovered all stolen items and returned them to the store.

Woodstock police took the 40-year-old man into custody. He will face charges for possession of stolen property.

The Woodstock Police Force expressed appreciation for the support and cooperation of the public and local businesses in helping to maintain a safe and secure community.

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