Police apprehend suspect in Apple Store theft at Mapleview Mall

Crime 100By Staff

January 11, 2015

Halton Regional Police report that on Saturday January 3rd 2015 at approximately 6:00 pm, a lone male suspect attended the Apple Store at Mapleview Mall in Burlington and proceeded to steal $4500 worth of Apple products before fleeing the store.

A mall security officer quickly located and chased the suspect through the mall but lost sight of the male as he ran outside.

As the security officer continued to check the parking lot, the suspect emerged from behind a vehicle and pepper sprayed the security officer in the face and made good his escape.

The investigation was continued by members of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau and as a result, the suspect was identified as Qasim Mohamed CHOWDHURY (30 years) of Epps Cr. in Ajax.

On January 6th 2015, the suspect was arrested and held for bail on charges of theft under $5000, assault with a weapon and administering a noxious substance.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing was put over to January 14th at Milton Court.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police or anyone with information about this investigation are asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext. 2316 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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