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Monday July 25th, 2016

Posted at 2:16pm

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Police were called Sunday afternoon to the Shoppers Drug Mart on Malden Road for a theft that was in progress.

When officers arrived in the area, several citizens told them that a man had stolen two laptop computers and was last seen running towards Sprucewood with some other citizens/witnesses in hot pursuit.

Officers quickly converged on the intersection of Malden and Sprucewood and saw a man trying to wrestle control of a vehicle stopped in the intersection, while several others were trying to pull him out of the vehicle.

Sensing the inherent danger of the situation to the general public, officers boxed the car in with their police cruiser and with guns drawn, arrested the suspect who was trying to take the car forcibly.

Store employees told police officers that it was the same man who was responsible for theft of two other laptops on July 22nd.

The man was held for a bail hearing and is facing numerous charges.

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