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Man charged in string of break and enters: Damage/value of stolen items at $250,000

Businesses in Waterloo Region, Guelph and Hamilton were the targets
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A Cambridge man has been arrested in a string of break and enters, where businesses in Waterloo Region, Guelph and Hamilton were targeted.

Cigarettes and lottery tickets were among the items stolen, police estimate the value of those at $150,000.

Around $100,000 in property damage was also caused to those businesses.

In partnership with the Hamilton Police Service, the Break, Enter and Auto Theft unit of Waterloo Regional Police was able to identify a suspect and an arrest was made on Thursday.

A 52-year-old man faces numerous charges, including break and enter, possession of break and enter tools, possession of stolen property, as well as drug charges.

No name has been released.

Police believe the suspect was behind four break and enters in Kitchener and Cambridge, from January 31 to March 18, 2019.

Guelph Police say he's also wanted in connection with four break and enters in that city and faces similar charges in Hamilton.


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