Police Seek Walmart Shoplifting Suspects in Burlington
A pair of suspects are being sought by Halton police in connection with the theft of items from a big-box store in Burlington.
“These guys have done this before,” said Const. Naresh Dabas from the District Response Unit which is focusing on retail crime as Halton police are cracking down on shoplifting across the region.
The alleged incident took place on July 24 at 2065 Fairview St. - Walmart’s south end store - at 9:05 p.m.
A female suspect was pushing a shopping cart with a “big empty black purse,” said Dabas.
The woman and her alleged accomplice selected items from the electronics department and picked up cat food.
The suspects went to a different aisle and concealed the items in the black purse, police allege, then bypassed the cash register and left the store.
“Security saw the whole thing happening,” said Dabas.
A loss prevention officer followed them out and managed to grab the bag but the suspects fled.
The items are valued at $140.37.
Even though the goods have been returned to the store, “that doesn’t cancel the event. They’re still wanted for theft,” said Dabas.
Anyone with information is asked to phone 905-825-4747 ext. 2351 or CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-8477.
Images courtesy of Halton Regional Police