A 29-year-old Lakewood man was arrested in Wingham on Friday for shoplifting from a nearby supermarket.
Officers from Manning-Great Lakes Police District saw the man walking across train lines in Wingham at around 11:30am on June 12.
They stopped and spoke to the man and soon established he had been involved in two shoplifting incidents at Coles Wingham over the previous two days.
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The man was arrested and charged with two instances of shoplifting, to the value of approximately $500, and breaching his bail.
He was refused bail.
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