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Peterborough man charged with theft after allegedly stealing package from unlocked vehicle

Peterborough police have laid theft charges against a man after he allegedly stole items from unlocked vehicles. Peterborough Police Service

Peterborough police are crediting a call from a concerned citizen with the arrest of a man on theft charges.

On Saturday at around 7:30 a.m., police say a witness called police reporting that a man was checking the doors of vehicles parked in driveways along Foxmeadow Road in the city’s east end.

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Police say officers responded to the scene and located the suspect in the area of Foxmeadow Road and Walker Avenue. According to police, the man was in possession of a package from Amazon.

Officers reportedly determined the package had been removed from an unlocked vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, the man was arrested. During the search, police say he was also found to be in possession of a GPS device, lottery tickets, loose change and several gift cards.

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Jett John Burton, 24, of Parkhill Road West in Peterborough, was charged with:

  • 2 counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • 2 counts of theft under $5,000.

Police say he was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Jan. 14.

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