Youth Arrested After Attempting To Sell Stolen Cell Phone Back To The Owner

Sunday November 30th, 2014

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OPP arrested a 15-year-old Leamington youth after he tried to sell a cell phone back to the owner shortly after it went missing.

Police say that on November 23rd, a 17-year-old youth had been assisting police with providing a statement for a motor vehicle collision he had just witnessed.

After providing the statement he realized he lost his cell phone. While searching the area in an attempt to locate it he was approached by another male who was told by the owner of the phone that he lost his and gave this male his girlfriend’s phone number in case it was found.

Shortly after that, his girlfriend’s phone rang the caller told the owner of the lost phone if he wanted his back he had to pay $250. The owner of the phone then proceeded to the OPP Detachment in Leamington.

While there, his girlfriend’s phone rang and was answered by an OPP officer who did not identify himself as a police officer. He told the male that he would get the money and meet him at a restaurant in Leamington.

The male with the phone stated that he would be wearing a “Thug Life” sweat shirt.

Police attended the scene and located the male with the phone. He was arrested for possession of stolen property and released.

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