Police recover thousands of dollars in high-end perfumes after arresting two Romanians for theft

Posted: November 1, 2022 12:05 pm | Last Updated: November 1st, 2022 3:18 pm
By Web Team

Police have recovered thousands of dollars in high-end perfumes after a string of drug store thefts across the island last week.

A man and woman from Romania were arrested Oct. 25 on board a Marine Atlantic ferry in Port aux Basques waiting to leave the province. Cristines Bacelan, 29, and Elisabeta Cimpina, 24, have been charged with three counts of theft over $5,000 and two counts of theft under $5,000. That was after five thefts at Shoppers Drug Mart locations last week, one of them in Gander and four in the metro St. John’s area.

RCMP seized a vehicle after the arrest and obtained a search warrant. After searching the vehicle, police recovered a large quantity of various bottles of high-end perfumes.  

The two were remanded into custody last week and will appear in court in Gander on Wednesday.

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