A 40 year old Hawkesbury area man is facing theft charges after an attempt was made to shoplift a large quantity of razor blades in Brockville.
Police were called to a north end box store at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
When they arrived the suspect bolted from the store.
After leading police on a foot chase through several parking lots, the suspect was apprehended on the lawn of a California Avenue business.
The investigation revealed the man was charged by Russell OPP for a similar offence and there was a warrant out for his arrest in Quebec.
He was released on bail and will be back in Brockville for a court appearance at a later date.
Police are looking into whether this theft is connection with a similar offence a couple of weeks ago in Prescott.