Sisters stole $1,600 worth of baby formula from Walmart, police say
Alleged theft and attempted thefts took place in Whitby and Oshawa on Valentine's Day
Three sisters are accused of stealing more than $1,600 worth of baby formula from a Walmart store on Valentine's Day and police allege they attempted to take more of the product from other locations.
Durham Regional Police say the alleged incidents began at a Walmart on Baldwin Street South in Whitby, where two women tried to leave the store without paying for more than $1,200 worth of baby formula on Saturday. An alarm went off and they fled to a car, which was being driven by a third woman. The formula was left behind, police say.
Soon after that incident, police say the same three suspects went to a Walmart on Laval Drive in Oshawa. It is alleged they were "captured on store surveillance" stealing baby formula that was worth more than $1,600.
Police say the same suspects were then spotted at a different Walmart in Oshawa, on Harmony Road North. Store security called police, but the women left the store and they also left behind a cart with baby formula in it. They were arrested in their vehicle.
Police say the accused are 19, 25 and 26 years of age, respectively.
A 19-year-old Toronto woman faces two counts of theft under $5,000 and two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.
A 25-year-old Brampton woman faces one count of theft under $5,000, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and a count of failing to comply with a probation order.
A 26-year-old Ajax woman faces two counts of theft under $5,000 and two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.
None of the charges have been proven in court.