Diversion theft

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On the 5th of January 2020, at approximately 2:05 pm. Aylmer Police attended at Home Hardware on John St. N. Aylmer ON for a report of theft. Police investigation revealed that two unknown males attended the store and were observed walking around. One of the males placed a Dewalt Drill Combo kit into a basket he was carrying. He also took a Stihl Hedge Trimmer and was holding it in his hand. One of the males then distracted the employee while the other male walked out of the store with the items making no attempt to pay for them. Value of the stolen items is approximately $500.00. Description of male who stole¬†items is: in his 20s, thin build, approx. 5’7 to 5’8, glasses, short brown hair under a blue, Blue Jays ball cap, wearing a bright blue winter coat with black accents on sleeve and on the back near the collar. Possible second male involved, also appears to be in 20’s, 5’7 to 5’8, thin, dark ball cap, blue jean coat and jeans. Investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call Aylmer Police at 519-773-3146 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.