Sticky-fingered thief steals $1,500 worth of chewing gum: Cops

Man Caught on Surveillance Allegedly Stealing $1,500 Worth of Chewing Gum

A thief made off with over a thousand dollars worth of chewing gum from a Canadian pharmacy late last year and police still haven't been able to find him, according to authorities.

York Regional Police say the sticky-fingered man hauled away $1,528 on Dec. 17 by making two trips into the store, both of which were caught on camera.

Surveillance footage appears to show the man dragging a trash bag out of the store in the town of Markham before he comes back, fills another bag, then drags that one out.

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What's more, police believe the man loaded both garbage bags into a waiting taxi that became his getaway vehicle.

Despite the alleged thief's brazenness, police just can't seem to track him down.

Along with a YouTube video they posted Jan. 15, York Regional Police wrote: "Investigators have exhausted all leads and are releasing video surveillance as well as images of the suspect and seeking public assistance to identify this man."

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The man is described as between 40 to 50 years old and around 5'7" with a salt and pepper beard and dark complexion.

He wore a blue jacket, blue jeans and a blue cap.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the York Regional Police at (866) 876-5423, ext.7541, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.

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