Markham chewing gum bandit caught on video
Police are asking the public to help them identity and find a suspect who got away with stealing over $1,500 of gum from a pharmacy in Markham.
According to the police, the man arrived at the drug store in a taxi. Surveillance footage shows the suspect, who the police have dubbed the "Fresh Breath Bandit," entering the pharmacy and filling up a garbage bag with what is purportedly chewing gum.
"A few moments later he re-enters the store, fills another garbage bag with chewing gum and walks out again," said Const. Andy Pattenden in a news release.
Police estimate that the value of the stolen gum is $1,528.
The theft happened this past December but police released the video and details of the crime only yesterday. They've reached a dead end in their investigation and are thus enlisting the public's assistance.
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