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Police make numerous arrests during LCBO sweep

A four-week campaign targeting thefts in Oshawa LCBO outlets resulted in 21 suspects being arrested – including three people who were caught twice.

Over a four-week period beginning on March 5, plainclothes officers attended four LCBO outlets on Richmond Street East, Gibb Street, Rossland Road and Wentworth Street in Oshawa.

Working with LCBO security, officers focused on thefts from within the stores. Also, a list of previous theft suspects caught on surveillance cameras was circulated to the investigative team.

On 12 separate occasions, thefts occurered while plainclothes officers were in the store.

Officers arrested 24 individuals and laid 39 criminal charges including assault a peace officer; obstruct by crime; and theft.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Ormonde of the Central East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5843.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.