In a truly bizarre case of theft, Halton Regional Police are looking for two women who they believe stole $800 worth of cheese from a Burlington grocery store. The suspects, both women, were captured on a surveillance camera making off with a small fortune in decadent cheese wheels from a local Fortinos on April 5th.
According to the Toronto Sun, officers are saying that the duo made "no attempts to pay" for the cheese before walking out of the store. Police are hoping that releasing the new surveillance images of the women will help lead to their arrest.
The first suspect is described as a Caucasian female around 30 years of age. The woman is described as having brown hair; she was spotted wearing a black jacket, grey shoes, and black leggings at the time of the theft.
The second suspect is described as a Caucasian female in her 50's with light brown hair. The suspect was seen wearing a grey coat, grey jeans, black running shoes, and a light blue scarf.
According to Pardons Canada, the maximum sentence for theft under $5000 is six months in jail or a fine of equal value. Theft of any amount is considered a criminal offence in Canada which means that if caught these women will have to appear in court and enter a plea for these potential charges.
It should be noted, however, that these women have yet to be charged for their crimes. Yet due to the nature of their crime, if they are caught, they are both likely to face criminal charges of theft under $5000.
It is unknown at this time how the two suspects are related. Anyone with any more information about the women should call police at 905-825-4747.