Senior Arrested for Snooping in Neighbour’s Garage

By Sarah Klein

An elderly Gretna, Manitoba man faces a trespassing charge after rummaging through a neighbour’s garage.

RCMP say the 71-year-old was seen with a flashlight in the garage looking around the homeowner’s shelves. He was also spotted by a neighbour in another yard surveying items behind and beside the garage.

The incident happened on December 16 at about 8:40 p.m. in Gretna.

The suspect was released from custody on a promise to appear and will report to Altona court on January 26, 2011.

Police commended watchful neighbours for being vigilant and reporting the suspicious activity in a timely manner.

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