A project by Winnipeg police dubbed “Pink Panther” has resulted in the arrest of a 37-year-old Winnipeg man.
Police say between August 10 and September 14, 2016, a total of 21 local businesses were broken into after hours by the suspect.
Windows or doors were smashed to gain entry, where the suspect allegedly stole $16,000 in cash and merchandise. The businesses included restaurants, clothing stores, shopping mall, pet stores and a clinic.
Damage caused to the affected businesses is estimated at $22,450.
Clinton Garry Quesnel was arrested on Thursday after a search warrant was executed at residences on Selkirk Avenue, Manitoba Avenue and College Avenue.
He has been charged with 21 offences and remains in custody.