GRAVENHURST — A bold and creative thief is being sought after someone stole water jugs and returning the empties for a refund at the YIG grocery store.

Provincial police are investigating a theft and fraud at a grocery store on First Street North.

The say an unidentified suspect came into the store on August 14, 2019, and first stole 18L jugs of water, then tried to return the empty jugs to get the cash for the jug deposit.

Surveillance footage of the suspect has been obtained and police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying them.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

CCTV footage from the Gravenhurst YIG shows a suspect police are looking for after someone stole water jugs then asked for a refund.