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Halton Police sieze over $2-million worth of stolen retail goods

December 13, 2022

Last week, Halton Region Police Service (HRPS) executed warrants on more than a dozen locations as part of “Project Kingfisher,” which targeted retail theft in the region.

More than $2 million in stolen goods were recovered and 12 charges were laid against 11 suspects. More can be found here.

RCC is pleased with this operation – conducted by RCC National Loss Prevention Taskforce member Superintendent Robert Gourley – and by the inter-agency collaboration of police services, support for retail businesses, and the leadership shown throughout the project.

“Retail theft is not a victimless crime,” said Gourley. “These thefts cost Canadian retailers billions of dollars a year, costs that are passed on to consumers when they go shopping. It’s also a near certainty that people purchasing these items online had no idea they were buying stolen goods.”

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Isabelle Godin is a 20+ years veteran in the world of Loss Prevention. Prior to joining the Loss Prevention community, Isabelle worked on the operations side of the business as store manager. Isabelle is Wicklander Zulawski trained in investigative interview and interrogation techniques.