Toronto man charged in alleged liquor store thefts valued at $38K – CTV News

Toronto man charged in alleged liquor store thefts valued at $38K - CTV News
Man facing dozens of charges in alleged LCBO thefts
Toronto police have laid multiple charges in a series of alleged liquor store thefts valued at more than $38,000.

Officers responded to a theft at a Liquor Control Board of Ontario location in the citys west end earlier this month.

Officers allege the suspect in that theft, whos now in custody, is also believed to have carried out a series of past thefts.

Officers allege the suspect in that theft, who’s now in custody, is also believed to have carried out a series of past thefts.

Hes now been charged with 56 counts of theft under $5,000, as well as failing to comply with probation and failing to comply with a recognizance.

On April 8, officers responded to a theft at a LCBO location in the area of The Queensway and High Street, near Park Lawn Road.

In January, police charged two men with after a separate series of thefts at LCBO locations led to the loss of more than $92,000 worth of product.

Toronto police have laid multiple charges in a series of alleged liquor store thefts valued at more than $38,000.

A 56-year-old Toronto man is facing dozens of charges in connection with a number of alleged thefts from LCBO stores.

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According to Toronto police, officers were called to an LCBO in the area of The Queensway and High Street around 2:20 p.m. back on April 8.

Police allege in a news release that a man entered the store, selected an item and left "making no attempt to pay."

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"A series of past thefts are believed to be committed by the same man," the release goes on.

The alleged thefts are part of an ongoing problem of rampant theft from LCBO locations. Earlier this year, OPSEU, the union that represents liquor store employees, told CBC Toronto that the LCBO lost about $77 million due to theft in 2018.

LCBO staff are trained not to intervene if they witness theft. In February, the LCBO said it is ramping up security measures at select stores. Customers have reported seeing more uniformed police officers in stores across the city.