Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: As previously released, on Sunday, February 17, 2019 a man attended Food Basics on St. Clair Street in Chatham and stole a Tragically Hip framed record on display in the store as an auction item with proceeds going to the Children’s Miracle Network.
The auction item was replaced after the theft resulting in the same man attending the store again on February 25, 2019 and stealing the second framed record.
Both Tragically Hip framed records were recovered and returned to Food Basics.
On February 26, 2019 police responded to a robbery at the CIBC Bank in Dresden.
A man entered the bank and demanded money from the teller.
No weapon was used or seen.
The man was given an undisclosed amount of money.
Luckily, no one was physically injured.
Through investigation, police identified the man responsible and linked him to both incidents.
Last Thursday, a 29-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with robbery, two counts of theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.
He remains in police custody pending a future court date of March 21, 2019.