Knife pulled as suspect tries to flee Halton Hills Walmart with stolen groceries


Published April 18, 2024 at 8:37 pm

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A shoplifter used a knife during his getaway while trying to steal a cartload of goods from the Walmart in Georgetown.

According to reports, the man was leaving the store around 8 p.m. on April 17 with about $350 worth of unpaid groceries when he was asked by an employee to show his receipt.

The suspect brushed past the employee who called out to the man and that’s when a customer got involved.

Police say the helpful customer didn’t know that the goods were being stolen and was just trying to alert the man that the employee was calling him.

It was at this point that the suspect removed a knife from his belt and lunged at the customer.

The suspect then left the goods behind and ran from the store.

No injuries were reported.

Police say the suspect was 40 to 50-years-old, 5-foot-7 and with a slim build.

Investigators would like to talk to anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the crime which took place at the store located at 300 Guelph Line.

You can call Halton police at 905-825-4777 or reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 or online at


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