Teen charged after $20,000 of merchandise stolen from outlet mall, police say

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NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — Niagara police say a 15-year-old is facing charges after allegedly stealing $20,000 worth of merchandise from a high-end outerwear store and trying to sell the goods online.

Police allege the boy broke into a Moose Knuckles store at an outlet mall in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., on Christmas Eve and took the merchandise.

They say police found some of that merchandise listed for sale on Kijiji.

They say the teen from Brampton, Ont., was charged Tuesday with break-and-enter and trafficking property obtained by crime.

He can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police say they believe more people may have been involved in the incident.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 6, 2021.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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