Police Arrest 5 in Residential Break-In Spree

Winnipeg Police CrestFive people have been arrested in connection to a rash of residential break-ins dating back to November 2012.

Through Project Venetian, Winnipeg police began investigating after homes were targeted in the daytime hours and a number of valuable items were stolen, such as electronics and jewellery.

Three vehicles were stolen from dealerships, including a Jeep Cherokee, GMC Sierra and a Nissan Murano.

The break-ins continued until February of this year, when the East District Crime Unit continued to investigate and compiled data from other units.

Damage to the homes targeted by the break-ins is estimated at $23,000, with approximately $90,000 in items stolen. The three stolen vehicles are estimated at $110,000.

The suspects charged range in age from 18- to 28-years-old and remain in custody.