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POLICE: Vehicle loaded with stolen merchandise

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Brockville police believe a woman and girl arrested for theft earlier this week have been targeting communities along the Highway 401 corridor.

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The accused were apprehended at Shoppers Drug Mart on Parkedale Avenue on Monday afternoon. Staff at the store had recognized a 50-year-old London woman from previous shoplifting incidents that resulted in the theft of more than $2,000 worth of perfume, according to a police news release issued on Tuesday.

City police reported on Thursday that a search warrant was executed on the vehicle seized in connection with Monday’s arrest. About $13,000 in merchandise suspected to be stolen was recovered. Items include electronics, cosmetics and health products.

The investigation continues.

The woman and the 14-year-old female girl were charged with theft on Monday and are to appear in court at a later date.

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