Regional police work with commercial Retail Loss Prevention Officers to arrest one male and recover stolen property and cash

Crime 100By Staff

May 3rd, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Two males browsing the shelves at the Apple Store at Mapleview Mall in Burlington have been accused of stealing $6219.00 worth of Apple TV’s, wireless headphones and USB storage devices on or about March 19th 2017.

Apple loot

The loot!

On May 1st 2017, investigators with the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Ardian Sadik PIRI (50 yrs) and executed a search warrant at his Stapleford Terrace residence in Mississauga. Police seized $64,613 in cash, 43 grams of marihuana and stolen property which included printer cartridges, Fitbit watches, Cellular phones, Apple TV’s, USB Storage devices and Chromecast devices. (Photo included).

Apple two guys

Is this a caught in the act photograph?

PIRI was released on bail and will appear in Milton Court on May 24th 2017 charged with the following offences:

• Theft Over $5000
• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana)

The successful outcome of this investigation is largely attributed to the excellent working relationship that investigators have with the Retail Loss Prevention Officers working in the City of Burlington to combat shoplifting.

Apple suspect - unidentified

Police would like to identify this suspect.

Police are still looking to identify the second suspect involved. He is described as a white male, 40 to 50 years of age with dark hair, wearing sunglasses, blue jacket, dark jeans and a checkered shirt.

Anyone with information about this theft or who can identify the second suspect is asked to contact D/Cst. Dave Macedo of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2368. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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