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Man arrested twice in 1 hour after back-to-back thefts reported in Port Moody, B.C.

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WATCH: Port Moody police arrested the same man twice in an hour, during a shoplifting bust Tuesday evening. – Feb 14, 2024

A man was arrested twice in one hour in Port Moody, B.C., on Tuesday, alleged to have stolen groceries first, and upon his release, more than $300 worth of liquor.

According to Port Moody police, the man was arrested after 6:15 p.m. near a shop in the Suter Brook Village, where additional loss prevention officers had been stationed amid a rash of shoplifting.

The goods were recovered and the man was released with a future court date, police said in a Wednesday news release.

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However, by 7:15 p.m., loss prevention officers saw the man grab the booze from a different store and run — resulting in his second arrest that evening.

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The man, who has nearly 20 theft and other convictions on file, was kept in custody awaiting a judge.

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