A Dartmouth woman is facing a theft charge after a quick-thinking observer recorded the license plate number of the car she left in.
Yesterday, just before 3 p.m., Halifax District RCMP received a report of a woman leaving a business located on the Forest Hills Pkwy in Cole Harbour carrying fragrances she had not paid for. The fragrances were valued at approximately $785. The woman was then seen getting into a vehicle and the licence plate number was recorded by the observer.
Halifax District RCMP, with assistance from Halifax Regional Police, located the suspect, a 47-year-old Dartmouth woman, and she was arrested without incident at a home in Dartmouth. She is facing a charge of Theft Under $5,000, was released and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on April 3 at 10 a.m.
The RCMP wishes to thank the quick-thinking observer who recorded the license plate number as their actions directly contributed to locating and arresting the suspect. License plate numbers can be very useful to police and the RCMP asks residents to record this information if it is safe to do so should they see what they believe to be a crime in progress.
The investigation is ongoing.
Source : Media Release