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Two youth arrested in Transcona break-ins

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Police have arrested a pair of teenagers in connection with several recent break-ins in Transcona.

Just before 6:30 a.m. on June 3, a homeowner in the 300 block of Regent Avenue West saw two males breaking into his garage. The resident chased the suspects, caught one and held him until police arrived. The 13-year-old male was arrested and charged with break, enter, and commit — place, commit — dwelling house, and possession of a scheduled substance — cannabis for his alleged involvement and was detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre. According to police, the suspect was allegedly involved in an earlier break-and-enter of a garage on Ranchgrove Bay on May 28.

The second suspect escaped initially, but members of the East District Crime Unit identified him, and arrested him at approximately 9:45 a.m. on June 5. This suspect, also a 13-year-old male, is accused of being connected to two break-ins on May 2 and May 27 at a residence in the 500 block of Madeline Street, as well as the break-in on Ranchgrove Bay.

The second suspect was charged with three counts of break, enter, and commit — place, and break, enter, and commit — dwelling house for his alleged involvement. He was also detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre.

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