Downtown meat theft leads to arrest of Kingston man

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A local man has been arrested and charged after he stole “a basket full of meat” from a downtown grocery store, according to Kingston Police.

The incident occurred on Thursday, Apr. 25, 2019, when, at approximately 1:10 p.m., the accused man entered the Metro location on Barrie Street. The accused man was seen by store employees grabbing the aforementioned basket full of meat, and then leaving the store without making any attempts to pay.

Responding officers combed the area and located a man matching the description of the accused man in the area of Raglan Road and York Street. Police then reviewed security footage from the store and were able to confirm that it was, indeed, the accused man who had been observed committing the theft.

At approximately 1:36 p.m. that day, the 27-year-old Kingston man was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and two counts of breach of probation.


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