Durham Regional Police say officers have charged two women and a child in connection with a shoplifting investigation at a Pickering Loblaws.
Police said officers were called to the Loblaws Superstore on Liverpool Road Monday evening for reports of a theft in progress.
In a news release Friday, police allege two mothers and their three children — between the ages of eight and 12 years old — were seen leaving the store with a cart full of items without paying.
Police said the property was valued at around $1200.
Investigators said once officers arrived on scene, they located the suspects, but the women and a child allegedly fled the area on foot.
Officers were able to catch up with them and they were arrested, police said.
A 30-year-old woman, 40-year-old woman, and a 12-year-old girl, all from Toronto, have been charged with theft under $5000 and possession of stolen property under $5000.
They were released on a promise to appear.
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