Brandon police catch two suspected burglars leaving scene of crime

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

On November 24, 2019, shortly before 10:00 am, police responded to a report of a break and enter to a business in the 1600 block of 18th street N. Suspects could be seen on video surveillance entering separate buildings in the area.

Members established a perimeter and police K-9 conducted a track in the area which included Outback Drive.

Officers who were monitoring activity in the area stopped a truck leaving the area occupied by two individuals. Images from the video of the Break and Enter confirmed that they were the suspects responsible.

The passenger, a 31-year-old male was found to be involved in a separate theft reported earlier in the evening. Video surveillance from a business in the 800 block of 18th street N revealed that the suspect stole merchandise shortly after 9:00 pm.

Further investigation also confirmed that the truck the two suspects were occupying had recently been stolen from the 1800 block of 18th street N. The owner had not yet discovered it’s theft when police had stopped it.

Within the truck, police located bolt cutters and stolen property from other thefts. Both suspects attempted to avoid consequences for the offenses by providing police with false names. Members were able to learn their identities after discovering identification within the vehicle.

The 31-year-old male passenger was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre and will appear in court today on charges of Break and Enter X2, Possession of Break-in Instruments, Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft Under $5000, Public Mischief, Fail to comply with Condition of Recognizance X 3. He was to abide by conditions to observe a curfew at a Saskatchewan address, not to leave the province of Saskatchewan, and not to communicate with the individual he was in the company of.

The 29-year-old female driver was also lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre. She will appear in court today on charges of Break and Enter X 2, Possession of Break-in Instruments, Theft of Motor Vehicle, and Public Mischief.