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Winnipeg Man Charged with Dozens of Break & Enters

March 21, 2014 11:22 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestA 20-year-old Winnipeg man is facing charges after numerous break-ins at apartments in the east and west end areas of the city.

Police say in most cases, the suspect cheated the door locks. Once inside, it’s alleged he stole cash, electronics and other items. Damage and stolen property estimates are in excess of $80,000.

On Wednesday, police say the man entered an apartment complex in the 300 block of Poplar Avenue, but was confronted by the caretaker and another man. The suspect was held down after a brief struggle with one of the men, who was also assaulted in the scuffle.

Ros Melnyk has been charged with 31 counts of break and enter, three counts of break and enter with intent, assault, possessing break-in instruments and several weapons-related offences.

He remains in custody.

— Staff