Earlier this month (November) the Shelburne Giant Tiger contacted Shelburne Police expressing a concern about what appeared to be a high rate of shoplifting incidents.
The store specifically brought attention to five recent incidents. Shelburne Police obtained video surveillance footage of these incidents and started an investigation.
Mostly clothing items were stolen, but there were also some food items taken.
In one incident, Shelburne Police officers immediately recognized one of the suspects. For the other incidents, Shelburne Police released still images of the suspects through social media and local news outlets. As a result all but one of the suspects have been identified, arrested, and charged. “The combination of high quality video surveillance at the Giant Tiger, and this community’s response to the social media and news reports, resulted in these theft incidents to be solved so quickly. We thank the community we proudly serve for getting involved, and thank the local news outlets for their contributions and efforts.”
A total of 11 charges were laid by Shelburne Police. Arrested and charged are:
- 66 year old Helen Lowe of Shelburne with Theft, and Possession of Property obtained by Crime
- 58 year old Daniel Wladyka of Grand Valley with Theft and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
- 63 year old Renate Trocki of Mulmur with Theft and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
- 43 year old Robert Matthew Rounding of Shelburne with Theft, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and 3 counts of Breach of Probation.
If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.