MARKHAM, Ont. — Police in a city north of Toronto are chewing on a bizarre crime.
York Regional Police say a man stole more than $1,500 worth of gum from a pharmacy in Markham, Ont., and they're hoping the public can help them identify the culprit.
Investigators say the man went to the drug store on the evening of Dec. 17 and video surveillance shows he went to the candy aisle, filled a garbage bag with gum and left.
A few moments later he re-entered the store, filled another garbage bag with chewing gum and walked out again.
Police say they believe he loaded both garbage bags — containing chewing gum worth $1,528 — into a waiting taxi.
Investigators say they've exhausted all leads and have released the video surveillance as well as images of the suspect in the hope someone will recognize the man.
By The Canadian Press