A sharp increase in thefts is causing a Winnipeg business in the Centennial neighborhood to shut its doors permanently.
The 7-Eleven convenience store located at 500 William Ave. is closing due to thieves stealing large amounts of product on a regular basis, an employee told Global News.
The store used to have four aisles of product, but now only has two because of the quantity of goods being stolen.
“Nine or ten-year-old kids just come in a group and grab anything,” said an employee at the convenience store.
Signs informing customers of the closure are posted on the doors and windows of the store.
“With deep regret to our loyal customers, we will be permanently closing November 24th, 2019,” reads the sign.
Global News reached out to 7-Eleven directly, but has yet to receive a response.
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