Windsor Police arrested two men from Toronto Sunday night after a theft at a big box store on Provincial Road.
Police say that around 7pm, store security saw a male in the store loading a cart with expensive tools. Security made a connection between the man and a waiting van that was by an exit point in the parking lot.
As police arrived, the van was driving slowly across the parking lot, with the male suspect from the store on foot chasing the van. He had just loaded the van with the stolen merchandise and was being pursued by store security. The van stopped briefly allowing the suspect to get in the front passenger seat.
Police stopped the vehicle as it turned onto Provincial Road. The driver and passenger were both arrested. The stolen items were recovered from the vehicle.
Police say that their investigation revealed that the arrested persons were staying at a downtown hotel. Police attended the downtown location and located a second vehicle with suspected stolen property inside. Both vehicles have been seized by police.
Michael Chittenden aged 41 years of Toronto is charged with Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and two counts of Breach of Recognizance. Cary Carriere aged 42 years of Toronto is charged with Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, and Breach of Recoginzance.