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Man Kicks Off 2023 by Breaking Into a Business on Regent

Updated: Jan 2, 2023

Monday, January 2, 2023 - Just a few hours into 2023 Winnipeg Police were called to a Commercial Break & Enter on Regent Avenue.

When police arrived at the scene, around 3:15 a.m., the suspect was still within the premises and placed under arrest without incident. Police also found a stolen vehicle on the premises which was seized by officers.

The Major Crimes Unit took over the investigation and learned the suspect visited the business in a previously reported stolen vehicle and broke-in by shattering the front entrance glass door. Officials also said the suspect used a previously reported stolen power tool to get into a locked cigarette compartment.

The investigators linked the suspect to the following previously reported incidents:

- On December 8, 2022, a suspect attended to the 1100 block of Munroe Avenue and stole a 2003 Toyota Corolla valued at approximately $6,000

- On December 30, 2022, a suspect attended to the first 100 block of Balaban Place, broke into a parked vehicle, and stole numerous power tools contained within

Rick James WALKER, 31, of Winnipeg, is charged with the following offences:

- Break & Enter with Intent – Place

- Possession of Break-In Instruments

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

- Fail to Comply with Condition of Undertaking

He was released on an Undertaking as mandated by the Criminal Code.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Major Crimes Investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crimestoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


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