Out of the fire exit, into a jail cell

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police cuffsThe Chatham-Kent police have arrested a man in connection with a shoplifting complaint in Chatham.

Around 5:15 p.m. yesterday, the man attended Walmart on St. Clair Street. With a shopping cart, he proceeded to the electronics section where he selected headphones, speakers and two 19” RCA televisions. The man chose a backpack and filled it with the headphones and speakers. In the garden center area, the man put the backpack on and ran out the fire exit door with the televisions. An observant citizen notified police who were in the area for unrelated matter. A physical description of the man was provided to police.

The man was located a short distance away and the property was recovered in a nearby bean field and under a utility trailer at a residence on Pioneer Line. Total value of the theft was approximately $750.

The 24-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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