Shoplifters are keeping police busy; arrests at Burlington Mall and Shoppers Drug Mart

Crime 100By Staff

January 23, 2015


It used to be that it was either a drug bust or a case of someone doing things that were not nice to people of the opposite sex in public place that kept the police busy – Mapleview Mall seemed to be the most popular spot for the sexual deviants.

But on the past couple of days the police have been kept busy arresting shoplifter.

Three men were arrested for shoplifting at Shoppers Drug Mart on Tuesday January 20, 2015 at approximately 7:55 pm; they had taken a large quantity of baby formula from the Shoppers Drug Mart at 1450 Headon Road in Burlington.

A store employee followed one of the suspects and was pushed from behind by a second suspect to allow both men to enter a vehicle and flee along with the third suspect and the licence plate of the vehicle was obtained.

At approximately 8:28 pm, police located the suspect vehicle near the Shoppers Drug Mart at 2080 Appleby Line in Burlington. One of the suspects was arrested near the vehicle while two other suspects were arrested after leaving the Shoppers Drug Mart with more stolen baby formula and cosmetics. Police have recovered all the stolen property from both stores.

Arrested and charged are:
Bruno ANTUNES (37 yrs) of Toronto (Held for Bail)

Theft under $5000
Fail to comply with recognizance

Aristide CINELLI (37 yrs) of Toronto (Held for Bail)

Theft under $5000

Flavio CINELLI (35 yrs) of Toronto (Held for Bail)

Theft under $5000
Fail to comply with recognizance (three counts)

On Monday January 19, 2015 at approximately 8:15 PM, police were alerted by security officers working at The Bay store at the Burlington Mall, 777 Guelph Line about a theft in progress.

Security officers believed five males in the store were involved in a prior theft that occurred earlier the same day at The Bay in Oakville.

The five males exited the store through various doors with stolen merchandise. A responding officer immediately located two suspects at which time the officer was assaulted and the two males fled on foot after dropping a quantity of stolen merchandise. The officer involved was not seriously injured.

Police continued to search the area with the assistance of canine and one suspect was arrested near the mall. A short while later, police received information that two additional suspects possibly boarded a taxi which was then stopped by police in the area of Laurentian Drive and Harvester Road. These two suspects fled the taxi and one was quickly arrested while the other remains outstanding.  Police recovered almost $1000 in stolen merchandise in the taxi.
It is believed the remaining suspects fled in a vehicle which was seen leaving the mall at an extremely high rate of speed.

Police are continuing to investigate with hopes of identifying these men who are described as being black males in their mid-twenties.

The following persons have been arrested and charged:

Nathan HOLDER (22 yrs) of Oakville (Held for Bail)
• Theft under $5000 (two counts)
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

Courtney JESHURON (23 yrs) of Mississauga
• Theft under $5000
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
• Breach of Recognizance

It’s been a busy day for the “shoplifting squad”

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