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Local man arrested after LCBO theft and threats

Photo by First Response Media.

 

A Kingston man under the influence of alcohol threatened an LCBO employee when confronted about concealing stolen merchandise in his pants.

On Monday, May 27, 2019 at approximately 7:10 p.m., the male accused entered the LCBO at 34 Barrack Street.

Store customers observed that the accused had been seen concealing various merchandise in his pants and brought it to the attention of the male victim, an LCBO employee.

The victim approached the accused and asked him if he was going to pay for any of the merchandise he had concealed in his pants. The accused removed a single item from his pants and placed it back on the shelf.

The employee requested that the accused leave the LCBO. The accused began to leave, but returned to the LCBO shortly after and threatened to shoot and rob the victim. The accused then fled the scene on foot.

Police located the accused in the area at approximately 8 p.m. Police arrested the accused who was observed to be under the influence of alcohol. The accused was then transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The 24-year-old local man was charged with uttering threats, theft under $5000, and breach probation.

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