Cookstown Store Clerk Outnumbered 7-1 By Distraction Thieves

Latest twist in distraction thefts

South Simcoe Police are seeking seven suspects in a distraction theft in Cookstown.

The group of two men and five women entered Charlie Brown’s Variety around 4:30 Sunday afternoon.

While the clerk was kept occupied, one of them went into a back room and collected a quantity of cash.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact South Simcoe Police at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 or Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Police say this is the latest twist on Distraction Thefts where thieves work in teams. They advise to always be aware of your surroundings and if you feel you are being victimized call police.

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