$1,500 worth of chewing gum stolen from Markham pharmacy

In a crime captured on video. police say a man walked out of a pharmacy in Markham with two garbage bags stuffed full of chewing gum worth more than $1,500.

Thief stuffed gum into two garbage bags and walked out of store, police say

Here's a crime to chew on, where the suspect got away with a $1,500 wad ... of gum. 

Video surveillance shows a man arriving by taxi at a pharmacy in Markham, walking to the candy aisle, then walking out with a garbage bag stuffed full of what York Regional Police say is chewing gum. 

"A few moments later he re-enters the store, fills another garbage bag with chewing gum and walks out again," said Const. Andy Pattenden in a news release.

Investigators put the value of the stolen gum at $1,528. They're calling the suspect the #FreshBreathBandit 

York Regional Police say video surveillance captured this man stealing more than $1,500 worth of chewing gum from a pharmacy in Markham by stuffing the gum into two garbage bags and walking out. (York Regional Police Service)

Police did not identify the pharmacy but said it's located near Highway 7 and Kennedy Road.

The crime happened Dec. 17 shortly after 7 p.m., but police only released the video on Friday. "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," said Pattenden.



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