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Burglar specialized in restaurants, salons, other small businesses

Durham Police said a male is in custody following the conclusion of a break-and-enter investigation related to numerous incidents across Durham Region.

Between last December and April, the suspect was involved in numerous commercial break-and-enters, that targeted restaurants, salons, and other small businesses.

On Thursday, April 11 at about 4:50 am, members of Central East Division, with investigators from the West, Central West, and Central East Division Criminal Investigations Branches, responded to a break-and-enter at the Stag Shop located at 22 Stevenson Road, in Oshawa.

The suspect was unable to access the register to take cash, and fled the area on foot.

Police tracked the suspect to the rear of a plaza near King Street West and Thornton Road North. The suspect attempted to flee from police on foot but was taken into custody a short distance away.

A search warrant was executed at the suspect’s residence which revealed drugs, cash, and numerous items from various break-and-enters throughout Durham Region, said police.

The suspect, age 41 from Oshawa was charged and held for a bail hearing. Name and further details available at

Anyone with information about this or similar incidents is asked to contact Det. Smith of the West Division Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2562.

Editor’s Note: Durham Post does not name or identify the accused as:
1. Of this time, they are suspect[s] and not convicted by a court, and
2. Sometimes charges are amended or dropped.

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