Nfld. & Labrador

Security guards bust alleged thief at east end store in St. John's

Security guards at a St. John's retail store kept tabs on a 33-year-old woman until police arrived at the business Saturday afternoon.

Woman charged with theft, public mischief

Police responded to a report of a theft at an east end retail store in St john's Saturday afternoon. (Bruce Tilley/CBC)

Security guards at an east end retail store in St. John's helped catch an alleged thief Saturday afternoon.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says when officers responded to a report of a theft around 3:30 p.m., store security personnel alerted police to a 33-year-old woman.

She was arrested and charged with theft, public mischief and a breach of court orders.

She also had several outstanding arrest warrants.

The woman was held in custody for a court appearance.

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