Police need help identifying major theft

By Lindsay Advocate

Kawartha Lakes Police were kept busy responding to several shoplifting calls this week.

In one incident, a male suspect attended a Lindsay grocery store on two different occasions on Feb. 14. Each time, the suspect picked up beer from the store and left without paying.

On Feb. 15, the same male returned to the store and again attempted to leave without paying for beer he had selected. He was detained by staff at the store and police were called.

Now, 21-year-old Jeremy Donnelly of Lindsay is charged with three counts of theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime. He is also charged with four counts of breaching the conditions of two different probation orders.

The accused will appear in a Lindsay court later today.

In a second incident, a male suspect was caught by staff at a Lindsay dollar store after he was observed trying to leave the store with unpaid merchandise on Feb. 15.

Now, 32-year-old Brandon Saunders of Lindsay is charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime. He will appear in a Lindsay court in March.

And finally, police were also called to the Canadian Tire store in Lindsay on Feb. 15 at midday.

A male suspect attempted to leave the store with $1,800 worth of chainsaws and expensive tools.

The suspect attempted to distract staff and convince them that the articles had been paid for.

Staff members followed the suspect and tried to intervene. The suspect fled the store in a dark grey or silver four door sedan.

Some of the stolen items were recovered in the parking lot, but the suspect left with a 60cc 24” Husqvarna chainsaw and a 55cc 20” Husqvarna chainsaw.

Kawartha Lakes Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male pictured as part of this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kawartha Lakes Police Service or Crimestoppers at 705.324.5252 or if you wish to provide your information anonymously you can do so through Crime Stoppers at 1.800. 222.TIPS (8477).

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