Police charge 22-year-old male with theft

October 27, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Crediting the power of social media, Orangeville Police have arrested and charged a 22-year-old Orangeville man with  the theft of a cellular phone at a Dawson Road Convenience Store last Saturday afternoon.

At about 2:45 p.m., a customer entered the Mac’s Convenience Store at 108 Dawson Road and set his cellular phone on the counter while preparing a beverage.  He  paid for his beverage and left the store, forgetting to retrieve his phone in the process.

A few minutes later another man went to the same area in the store, picked up the phone, placed it in his pocket and left the store a short time later.

The cellphone owner returned to the store about 20 minutes later and tried to locate his phone.  After speaking with the store staff member, he reported the incident to police.

The incident having been recorded on the store’s video cameras, police released a photo of the person who took the phone from the store.

The suspect turned himself in to police on being told his picture had been circulated through social media. He was charged with theft under $5000 and is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on November 15.

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