Arrest made after purse allegedly stolen from restaurant in Asphodel-Norwood, say OPP

A woman has been charged for allegedly stealing a person’s purse from an Asphodel-Norwood restaurant.

Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called at approximately 2:45 p.m. on July 8, to investigate a theft that allegedly occurred at a restaurant in the village of Norwood.

The complainant reported that someone had stolen their purse while they were briefly away from their table, say police.

Restaurant employees reviewed the surveillance footage and allegedly identified the suspect as a customer that was currently in the drive-thru, attempting to use money from the stolen purse to purchase their food.

Employees were able to keep the suspect in the parking lot until officers arrived, add police.

Marta Heron, age 39 of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township, was arrested and charged with:

• Theft under $5,000

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on August 17.

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