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Project ‘Pink Panther’ Lands Break-In Suspect in Custody

September 16, 2016 10:54 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestA 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.

— Staff