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Halifax police charge man with 10 reported thefts

Halifax police have charged a man in connection with 10 reported thefts.
Halifax police have charged a man in connection with 10 reported thefts. Halifax Regional Police

Halifax Regional Police have charged a man in relation to 10 reported thefts from stores in Halifax over the last month.

On Nov. 5, police requested the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a number of reported thefts from stores in Halifax. In each incident, police allege the man entered a store, selected items and left without paying for the merchandise.

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Some of the items reportedly taken included alcohol, cigarettes, lotto tickets and small appliances.

On Wednesday night at approximately 6:15 p.m., police said a man was arrested at the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 6960 Mumford Rd. in Halifax in relation to a reported theft that had just occurred.

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John Andrew Perry, 51, is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court to face 10 counts each of theft and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

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The charges are in relation to Wednesday night’s incident as well as nine of reported incidents that have occurred over the last month.

Police said a tip from a citizen led to police identifying the suspect.