Winnipeg cops connect man to Daniel McIntyre break-in spree

A 40-year-old Winnipeg man is facing more than a dozen charges after police linked him to multiple break-ins and property crimes in the Daniel McIntyre area over a three-month period.

The suspect is accused of a range of thefts, usually involving a house or garage being broken into at what police are calling “a seemingly random time of day or night.”

Items stolen in these incidents include tools, bicycles, a pizza oven, a shotgun, electronics and more. In a number of incidents, stolen items were later found being re-sold online or at local pawn shops, police said.

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With the help of tips from community members, police identified a suspect and arrested him at a Sargent Avenue apartment building Tuesday after they say he tried to flee from police.

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The man now faces eight counts of break, enter and theft, three counts of failing to comply with conditions of his release, and two counts of possessing a firearm contrary to a prohibition order.

He’s also been charged with breaking and entering with intent, breaking and entering and stealing a firearm, robbery, possessing property obtained by crime, disobeying a court order and resisting a peace officer.

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