Another theft of razor blades in Leeds-Grenville

(Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – Police are dealing with a second large-scale theft of razor blade products this month in Leeds-Grenville.

A 40-year-old suspect from the Hawkesbury area was arrested Wednesday (Sep. 21) after allegedly grabbing a large amount of razor blades from a north end big box store.

Officers had to chase the man down to make an arrest after he ran from the store. He was caught on California Avenue.

The accused was also wanted by O.P.P. in Prescott-Russell for a similar theft and on an outstanding warrant from Quebec.

After being charged with theft, the man was released on $400 bail.

Brockville Police Service Staff Sgt. Todd Bertrend told Brockville Newswatch he wasn’t sure if there’s a connection of a large-scale theft in Prescott last week.

“No idea right now. It’s the first time I’m aware of it,” Bertrend said. An investigating officer would be making a phone call to their counterparts at the Grenville County O.P.P., he said.

A man got away from a grocery store in Prescott on Sep. 12 after bolting from O’Reilly’s Your Independent Grocer with nearly $1,700 in razor blade products.

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