Windsor Police arrest five people as part of joint shoplifting operation

The Home Depot at 1925 Division Road in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (Michelle Maluske/CTV News Windsor)

Numerous people have been arrested as part of a joint shoplifting operation in Windsor.

Windsor Police say officers arrested five people and recovered thousands in stolen merchandise during a crackdown on shoplifting this week.

On November 14 and 15, members of the Problem-Oriented Policing Unit (POP) worked with Home Depot’s loss-prevention teams to identify and arrest suspected shoplifters at their two Windsor locations.

In total, the POP Unit arrested five people, recovered over $4,000 in stolen property, executed three warrants, and laid a total of 11 charges.  

The specialized POP Unit was launched back in 2018 to focus on sustained crime problems in neighbourhoods across the city.