WINDSOR, ONT. -- Essex County OPP have charged a 42-year-old Kingsville man after an alleged theft from a business in Comber.

Police were called to the business in the 6300 block of Main Street, as staff in the store were reporting a theft in progress.

Officers say the staff had made excellent observations of the suspect, mode and direction of travel. The suspect arrived in a vehicle, but had fled on foot.

Police arrested the suspect a short distance away.

Joseph Washburn, 41, of Kingsville, is charged with theft under $5,000 and fail to comply with an undertaking contrary to the criminal code of Canada. The matter is scheduled for March 5, 2021 in the Windsor Ontario Court of Justice.

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