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1 arrested, 2 sought after $20K in goods stolen from downtown Peterborough store: police

Peterborough police arrested a Lakefield man following an incident at a business on Sept. 27, 2022.man . Global News Peterborough file

One person was arrested and two other suspects are being sought following a break-in at a downtown Peterborough business on Wednesday morning.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 6 a.m., officers were called to a store in the area of Hunter Street and George Street North after the front door had been smashed with a rock and approximately $20,000 worth of clothing and items were stolen.

A search of the area located a man in a nearby back alley carrying a large pile of clothing belonging to the store, police said.

Read more: 2 arrested in connection with string of business break-ins in Peterborough: police

A 20-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000.

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Aug. 18.

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Police are looking for two other male suspects. One was wearing a light-coloured hoodie, face mask and carrying a small blue drawstring bag. The other was wearing all black clothing, a red hat and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough police Crime Line at 705-876-1122 ext. 555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.stopcrimehere.ca.

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