Guelph police report that an Orangeville male has been arrested in relation to a massive clothing theft in Guelph last month. He is the third person arrested during the ongoing investigation.
On March 20, a break and enter occurred at a business on Stone Road West near Edinburgh Road South. More than $10,000 worth of 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 March 25, police executed a search warrant at a unit inside the apartment building, recovering approximately $1,200 worth of stolen clothing. Two Guelph males were arrested at that time for possessing stolen property.
Investigation revealed an Orangeville male was responsible for the break and enter and a warrant was taken out. On Wednesday morning police were notified by the OPP that the male was in custody. A Guelph police officer went to Fergus and formally charged the male with the Guelph crimes.
A 33-year-old Orangeville male is charged with break and enter, theft over $5,000 and trafficking in stolen property. He will appear in a Guelph court July 27.