A woman wanted for stealing a large quantity of sunglasses was arrested last night.
On June 11, a woman entered a store specializing in sunglasses inside the Halifax Shopping Centre and took a number of sunglasses before leaving the store without paying for them. The same woman returned to the store on June 12 and again stole a quantity of sunglasses. The value of the stolen merchandise is over $7,500.
On July 26, police released pictures of the suspect and asked for the public’s help to identify her. Several tips were received following the publication of the pictures which led to the identification of 49-year-old Laura Jane Zwicker of Halifax. An arrest warrant was subsequently issued on October 4.
Last night at 8:20 p.m., officers assigned to the West Quick Response Unit arrested Mrs. Zwicker without incident at a Fairview residence. She was held in custody overnight and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face a charge of theft over $5,000 along with unrelated charges stemming from other incidents.