14-year-old steals 24 beers and runs

policecar4A 14-year-old youth remains in custody after an incident on January 14 at 3:15 p.m. The youth  attended the Beer Store at Richmond Street in Chatham. He grabbed a 24 case of beer, and ran out the door. He was chased down by the beer store staff and they watched him run into the upper unit of an apartment.

Officers attended the area. The youth was in a neighboring yard hiding behind a tree. He was approached and arrested by the police. The youth then tried to escape custody. Officers located the case of beer in the bathtub of the upper apartment. Only seven full bottles were left. The youth had just been released two days earlier for other criminal incidents. Held for bail.

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