Christmas Presents, Jewellery Stolen in Winnipeg Break-In

Christmas Presents, Jewellery Stolen in Winnipeg Break-In

Winnipeg Police CrestPolice have caught up to two suspects they say are responsible for a rash of residential break-ins in Winnipeg dating back to April.

The latest theft happened December 6 when wrapped Christmas presents and jewellery were stolen from a home in the first 100 block of Blenheim Avenue.

Police say the thieves forced their way into single-family homes and targetted gold and other jewellery.

During the last reported break-in, neighbours spotted the suspect vehicle and called police. They were arrested about an hour later.

Jason Kenneth Lundberg, 42, and Jamie Leonard Brenner, 40, face break, enter and theft charges.

Lundberg faces 71 counts of theft, 63 counts of possessing a weapon, failing to comply with a recognizance order and two firearms-related offences.

Police estimate the value of property stolen to be $180,000. Property damage is estimated at $60,000.

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