Police seek two suspects in Lindsay grocery store theft on Wednesday

Employee was injured after attempting to stop man and woman from leaving store without paying for merchandise

The two suspects in a theft from a William Street grocery store in Lindsay that left an employee with minor injuries. (Police-supplied photo)
The two suspects in a theft from a William Street grocery store in Lindsay that left an employee with minor injuries. (Police-supplied photo)

Kawartha Lakes police are seeking two suspects after a theft at a grocery store in Lindsay on Wednesday afternoon (October 21) that injured an employee.

At 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday, a man and woman entered the William Street grocery store and began placing merchandise into a hand basket. An employee of the store observed the couple leaving the business without paying for the items they had selected.

When the employee attempted to take control of the hand basket from the man, a struggle ensured and the employee was knocked to the floor, sustaining minor injuries in the process. The man and woman fled from the store prior to the arrival of police.

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Police describe the male suspect as white, 6′ tall, medium build with “buzz cut” brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with “Champion” on front in white letters, grey and black camouflage pants, and black running shoes with white soles.

The female suspect is described as white, 5’5″ tall, medium build with long straight dark brown hair worn up in a “messy” bun on top of her head. She was wearing a black jacket with prominent chrome zippers, grey tight-fitting pants, black running shoes with white soles and carrying a large black leather purse with leather and chain shoulder strap.

The Kawartha Lakes Police Service is asking that anyone who may have information about this incident contact them at 705-324-5252. Information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.kh.crimestoppersweb.com.

This man and woman are wanted in a theft from a William Street grocery store in Lindsay that left an employee with minor injuries. (Police-supplied photos)
This man and woman are wanted in a theft from a William Street grocery store in Lindsay that left an employee with minor injuries. (Police-supplied photos)

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