2 arrests, $350,000 of stolen retail goods seized in shoplifting investigation

ABOVE: Police crack sophisticated shoplifting ring. Lama Nicolas reports. 

TORONTO – Two people are under arrest following a police investigation into a “sophisticated shoplifting ring” operation in southwestern Ontario.

Toronto police seized $350,000 worth of stolen retail goods which include pants, shirts, perfume, hand creams, shampoo and toothpaste.

It is alleged that a man and a woman were involved in a series of shoplifting thefts in Greater Toronto Area shopping malls.

A two-and-a-half-month investigation led police to the suspects who they say were selling the stolen goods out of their home in Toronto.

Police says this is one of the largest loss-prevention recovery investigations in North America.

Thi Loc Doan, 48, and The Long, 50, both of Toronto, were arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and possession for the purpose of trafficking in stolen goods over $5,000.

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A second woman, Thi Ho, 45, is also wanted by police in the investigation.

The accused are scheduled to appear in court Nov. 25.

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