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Thief who specialized in breaking into public schools nabbed

A male is in custody for breaking into at least five public schools in Durham Region following a property crimes investigation.

Between March and April, multiple schools in Durham Region were broken into. Numerous items including laptops, computer monitors, and phone chargers were stolen.

On Saturday, May 11, members of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Branch concluded their property crimes investigation and executed a search warrant at a residence in the area of George Street and Mitchell Avenue, in Oshawa.

The suspect was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident. Police searched the residence and located numerous stolen items, including, laptops, tablets, headsets and projectors. A second male located in the home was also taken into custody without incident, for possession of the stolen property, said a police report.

A man, age 32 from Whitby, was charged and held for a bail hearing. Another man, age 39 from Oshawa, was charged and released on an undertaking. Names and further details available at

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Douglas of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2171.

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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