On November 15th, 2021, just after 6:00 PM, loss prevention officers from Zehrs on Malden Road contacted the LaSalle Police Service to report a theft that had just occurred from the store. They reported that one of the males was in custody and that the other fled on foot. The two males had entered the store and filled a cart with almost $400 worth of various groceries after which they attended the self-checkouts and pretended to pay for the items. While this was occurring, one of the males grabbed another cart and loaded a 65″ television inside and both exited the store without paying for anything.
The loss prevention officer was able to arrest one of the males with the stolen groceries as they were exiting and the other fled on foot after abandoning the TV. He was quickly located nearby by LaSalle Police Officers and arrested.
Officers located a car key and fob in one of the accused’s pockets. The vehicle was located parked in the store lot and officers learned that it had been stolen out of Windsor. The licence plates affixed to the vehicle had also been stolen from another vehicle in Windsor.
A 34 year old male and a 28 year old male were arrested and charged with theft under $5000 and possession of stolen property under $5000.