Two mothers, child accused of shoplifting from Pickering grocery store

Loblaw store grocery aisle and grocery cart

Police say two mothers and one of their kids have been charged after they allegedly tried shoplifting at a Pickering store.

Durham Regional Police say they were called to the store on Monday evening for reports of a theft.

They allege two moms and three children between the ages of eight and 12 were leaving the store with a cart full of items that they didn't pay for.

Police could not confirm what they were allegedly trying to steal, but said the merchandise was valued at about $1,200.

They say when officers arrived at the store, the women and children attempted to flee the scene by foot in the parking lot.

Police say two women, aged 30 and 42, along with a 12-year-old girl have been charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000.