Winnipeg man in custody in connection with month-long crime spree

A 30-year-old Winnipeg man is behind bars after being arrested in connection with more than a dozen break and enter incidents between April 6 and May 7.

Police said a total of around $38,000 in cash and goods was stolen from Winnipeg restaurants, convenience stores and gas bars in that time frame, also resulting in $13,000 in damages to the businesses.

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An investigation by the major crimes unit linked the same suspect to each of the incidents, and he was arrested Friday when he was spotted in a reportedly stolen vehicle near Government Avenue and Gateway Road around 5 a.m.

The man faces a laundry list of charges, including 16 counts of break and enter, possessing goods obtained by crime over $5,000 and failing to comply with probation.

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Police continue to investigate, and are asking anyone with information to contact the major crimes unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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