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Man flees with over $800 of store merchandise: Guelph police

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Guelph police are trying to track down a man they say shoplifted $820.56 worth of merchandise from a store Friday afternoon near the intersection of Woodlawn Road and Woolwich Street.

Police say Loss Prevention Officers from the store confronted the suspect in the parking lot at around 3:30 p.m. when he came out of the store.

The culprit then reportedly told security that he had a knife before running away.

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Police responded to the scene a short time later were unable to track down the suspect.

He’s described as white, in his 50s or 60s, with a slim build. He was wearing a yellow and black snowmobile jacket with black and white checkers, a grey hoodie and blue jeans.

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An adult female was also observed entering the store with the male. She’s described as white, in her 30s or 40s, with long brown hair tied back in a ponytail and wearing sunglasses and a red knee-length jacket with fur around the hood, black pants and white sneakers

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Laura Bernhardt at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7366, email her at lbernhardt@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

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