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Timmins Canadian Tire alleged gun thief arrested, charged

07/02/2015 11:37 EDT | Updated 07/02/2016 05:59 EDT
Police in Timmins, Ont., have arrested a city man accused of stealing firearms from a Canadian Tire store — along with other break-and-enter offences — after an incident that made national headlines on June 17.

Harold Nakogee, 26, faces charges of break and enter, theft, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and disguise with intent.

A news release from Timmins Police says a quantity of air rifles and air guns were taken from the store. The items have not been recovered. Additional property — including several tools —  was also taken. The rough total of the items stolen from Canadian Tire was $2,300.

Nakogee was also charged in relation to two other incidents at local retailers, police said. 

The charges come after a day-long incident June 17, when police locked down the area around the Timmins Canadian Tire store, as they believed an armed man was inside.

But when police went into the store later in the evening, they could not find a suspect. They said the thief escaped early in the morning, before the area was secure.

Nakogee is being held on bail and is expected to appear in court today.

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