Sarnia Police say two men stole surveillance camera while it was running

Three_Surveillance_camerasIt might have seemed like a good idea to two men who decided to remove two exterior cameras from a business in the 100 block o South East Street around 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday (March 12).

How do Sarnia Police know the time of the theft? The cameras were recording at the time and clearly showed the men removing the equipment and leaving the area.

Sarnia Police say the faces of both men were clearly visible and they were easily identified.

One of the men, 44, was arrested on Thursday (March 14) about 6:15 p.m. He was in the area of Ontario and Russell Streets and was wearing the same clothing seen by the surveillance camera. The man is said to have been carrying a kitchen steak knife, hidden in the sleeve of his coat. He faces several charges, among them theft under $5,000, five counts of breach of probation, carrying a concealed weapon and breach of undertaking.

A second man, 42, has not been located but there is a warrant being requested for his arrest. He faces charges of theft under $5,000 and breach of probation.

Sarnia Police say they will release the identity of the man being sought once a warrant for his arrest is signed by a justice of the peace.

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