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Severn man chased down, arrested after theft from vehicle

The 47-year-old man was chased by the female victim who was able to flag down an OPP officer, who apprehended the suspect nearby
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A Severn Township resident was arrested Sunday evening after police say a theft victim chased the accused who is alleged to have stolen her purse and other items from her vehicle.

The victim flagged down a Southern Georgian Bay OPP officer on Midland Avenue at approximately 6 p.m. and provided details of the incident.

Severn Township's Eric Alexander McCue, 47, was apprehended in the area of Hugel Avenue and Bourgeois Lane, and charged with theft under $5,000 from a motor vehicle. McCue is scheduled to appear in court on June 22.

Anyone who may have information regarding a property crime is asked to contact the OPP by phone at 1-888-310-1122, by email at [email protected] or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Anonymous tips may be submitted online.