At approximately 9:23 PM on the 2nd day of October, 2018, members of the Cobourg Police Service attended a business in the north end of the Town of Cobourg for a report of a man shoplifting. On arrival Police spoke with a loss prevention officer at the business who indicated that he had apprehended a man outside of the store with a number of items that he did not pay for.
As a result of the investigation, 47 year old Robert Collette of Cobourg was arrested and charged with Theft Under $5000.00 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00.
The accused was released from custody on an appearance notice with a court date of the 14th of November 2018.
Note: The Cobourg Police Service reminds business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images help to identify suspects, can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.