A 32-year-old man is in custody after a restaurant in the 800 block of Pembina Hwy was broken into the morning of Feb. 3.
According to a release issued by police, Winnipeg Police Service west district officers attended the restaurant after receiving a report of a break and enter. When they arrived, the suspect had already fled the scene.
After an investigation, detectives identified a suspect and an associated vehicle they believed to be involved in the robbery.
The next morning, on Feb. 4, police were called to a parking lot near the intersection of Portage Avenue and St. James Street for a report of an impaired driver sitting in a sport utility vehicle. After a computer check, officers determined the SUV was stolen and was believed to be the same vehicle associated with the Feb. 3 break and enter.
A 32-year-old man was found in the vehicle and taken into custody without incident.
Kyle Gordon Nesbitt, of Winnipeg, has been charged by police with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, break and enter with intent, possession of break-in instruments, fail to comply with recognizance, and fail to comply with a probation order.