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Lindsay, Ont., man flees store with unpaid merchandise: police

A Lindsay man is accused of theft at a Kent St. West store.
A Lindsay man is accused of theft at a Kent St. West store. Global News Peterborough file

A Lindsay, Ont., man faces theft charges following an incident at a downtown business on Thursday afternoon.

According to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, around 4:15 p.m. officers responded to a report of a theft at a Kent Street West store.

Police allege a man selected a couple of items and approached the counter. However, after unsuccessful attempts to pay using a debit card, the suspect allegedly fled the store with the merchandise.

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A store employee chased the suspect and after a struggle, recovered the merchandise. The suspect fled the area.

Police identified the suspect and arrested him at his home.

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Raymond Steele, 37, of Lindsay, was charge with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and failure to comply with an undertaking.

He was released and is expected to appear in court in Lindsay on Jan. 21, 2021.

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