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Forensics Leads Police to Suspect in Winnipeg Break-Ins

December 19, 2018 12:44 PM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestForensic evidence has led to the arrest of a man wanted for three Winnipeg robberies dating back to last summer.

The first occurred on July 3 when a man attended a business in the 1200 block of Pembina Highway and broke a glass door. Police say the suspect covered his face as he entered and stole a cash float before fleeing.

Two more break-ins occurred on September 1 in the 1600 block of Grant Avenue and on September 10 in the 100 block of McPhillips Street.


In the third attempt, the man was unsuccessful in attacking a safe, but stole property and a cash float, according to police.

Investigators collected forensic evidence at the Grant Avenue and McPhillips Street break-ins and identified a suspect with help of the RCMP.

Toby Lee Vincent Mason of Winnipeg, 38, was arrested on Tuesday. He faces three counts of break enter and theft, two counts of disguise with intent and failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance order.

He remains in custody.