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David charged with stealing groceries

Thursday, January 30, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff
NEWS RELEASE
 
SAULT STE MARIE
POLICE SERVICE
 
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On January 29 at approximately 10 p.m., officers observed a male walking out of Metro at 275 Second Line West carrying a shopping basket full of groceries, none of them in bags.
 
Upon approaching the male it was found that he could not produce a receipt for the groceries.
 
The total value of the groceries was $266.52.
 
45-year-old David Moore of Korah Road was charged with one count of theft under $5000 and will be appearing in court on March 3.
 
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highway1 1/30/2014 8:15:15 AM Report

It's pretty sad when someone is that desperate.
THE RELIC 1/30/2014 8:25:43 AM Report

Don't always feel bad when you see that someone has been caught shoplifting groceries....Many of them are stealing groceries to pay for drugs.
Sam C 1/30/2014 8:30:39 AM Report

highway1... some people are indeed that desperate, but as THE RELIC suggests, desperation takes many forms.
Javaman 1/30/2014 8:46:44 AM Report

It is too bad the officers who caught this guy never catch those who run red lights EVERYDAY in this city, In desperation guys like this will do whatever they have to in order to feed their family or their addiction...sometimes both.
Slim Shady 1/30/2014 8:48:27 AM Report

I don't care how desparate you are - theft is not the answer.

There are a lot of programs for people in need. It isn't easy but its help. He should swallow his pride (if he has any) and try going to the food bank.

If that doen't meet his fancy, he should trying working two jobs.

moto 1/30/2014 9:01:48 AM Report

Im glad they finally apprehended someone because of years of shopping at that metro I would personally see people steal and I would inform a worker and as soon as the person is off the property or in the mall they are basically scott free knowing darn well they have stolen goods. And thats why it is expensive to shop there!! I hate the fact that I work my butt off and pay full price and theres losers getting away with it every single day! But at the same time I have pride knowing that I have the money and dont have to steal to get by!!
Gurpy 1/30/2014 9:14:03 AM Report

Slim Shady
I agree 100% with you! Stealing is never justified!
crashed13 1/30/2014 10:07:26 AM Report

Only at Metro can you fit $266 worth of food in a carry basket.
boilertyme 1/30/2014 10:43:12 AM Report

Watched Market Place last week about big companies not paying taxs to the canadian government, totals hundreds of million $s . We don't go after them. Why, are we stupid or lazy, or both.Anyway before donating money to other countries in need we should take care of our own needie.
Tom_Bom 1/30/2014 11:01:43 AM Report

I guess it depends on the reason. I once heard of a woman who tried to stuff a turkey in her purse to bring home for her kids. Her reasoning? She didn't have any money, or food at home.

For people who are just trying to feed their family and are forced to go to those ends, my heart goes out to them. Yes theft is wrong, no doubt about that. But a starving family is far worse.

None the less, don't steal, kids.
Bad Dawg 1/30/2014 11:17:40 AM Report

no its not okay to steal for a starving family. time be a damn grown up and work for a living. he knew his family would be hungry so he waited til the last crumb was eaten and then tries to steal..... he doesn't care about his family (if he has one) cause he went to jail and they are still at home hungry. another idiot to stupid to see that there is help right in front of him.
asp 1/30/2014 11:34:01 AM Report

People are always stealing from grocery stores. Did you know most meat dras in bars or parties are stolen. Come on people did you ever think we would need security guards in a grocery store that is what this society has come too.Crazy
Hatch 1/30/2014 11:42:12 AM Report

lol@ crash 13
Dead End Kid 1/30/2014 12:39:24 PM Report

Moto,people steal at every grocery so why is Metro more expensive than other places. Could it be that many of their items are overpriced?

There is probably more corporate and government corruption going on than people stealing food in grocery stores.

I don't condone stealing but I believe it should be staff and not the customer's job to turn people in.
theprotector 1/30/2014 2:12:56 PM Report

bet you he will get more time then the senators who stole...hmmm how mouch again???
asp 1/30/2014 2:43:35 PM Report

Dead end Kid that is why grocery are expensive, they have to replace the value of the food stolen so they can break even or make a little money. Remember these owners have lives too!! (FAMILY)
Dead End Kid 1/30/2014 4:40:55 PM Report

So tell me why food basics can sell an avocado for more than a dollar cheaper than Metro or Romes. I'm sure there is as much or more theft at Food Basics than anywhere else.
honestlyjw 1/30/2014 8:37:51 PM Report

anyone on ow or odsp received their check before christmas and i would say thats almost 40 days living on 400$. not everyone is a drug addict, they could be struggling waiting for their unemployment check, or were never raised with parents with good work ethics, u never know what someones situation is. maybe mental disabilities. some do it for drugs and some do it for survival. who are you to judge....
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