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Crime 101: Don't take a taxi home from the (alleged) heist

Guelph police arrest two men after $10,000 worth of designer clothes stolen
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Two males were arrested Thursday following an investigation into a massive clothing theft from a south end business several days earlier.

During the early morning hours of last Saturday, a break and enter occurred at a business on Stone Road West near Edinburgh Road North. More than $10,000 in designer clothing was stolen during the incident.

Investigation revealed a male took a taxi from the scene to a downtown apartment building, where video surveillance showed him bringing the property inside. On Thursday morning, members of the Guelph Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) and Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a search warrant at the apartment building.

Two males were arrested on scene. Police also recovered approximately $1,200 worth of stolen clothing, several bicycle frames believed to be stolen and weapons including a replica Winchester firearm, a spring-loaded knife and a hatchet.

A 34-year-old Guelph male is charged with possessing stolen property, possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing a weapon contrary to a prohibition order. He was held in court for a bail hearing Friday. A 37-year-old Guelph male is charged with possessing stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon and breach of probation. He will appear in a Guelph court July 6.