Principal thwarts bike theft at Brandon school

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On the afternoon of 2023-09-20, police were notified by BSD staff that a male had attempted to steal a student’s bike from a school on Silverbirch Drive.  The individual’s attempt was thwarted when the school Principal verbally confronted the suspect, resulting in him fleeing on foot and leaving behind a pair of bolt cutters.  Police located and arrested the suspect nearby and a check of police records revealed an outstanding warrant of arrest.  In addition, police investigation revealed that the same male had stolen bicycles from the same school on two separate dates.  A 37-year-old male was lodged at BPS to appear for court 2023-09-21 for the charges of FTC Release Order, Attempted Theft, Theft Under $5000 X2 and Possession Breaking Instruments X3.