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Police credit suspicious neighbour for catching alleged thief

July 26, 2016 - 3:33 PM

LAKE COUNTRY - Police managed to collar a suspected thief after a resident called police to report suspicious behaviour.

Shortly after 3 a.m. today, July 26, a resident in the 4500-block of Northview Road in Lake Country got a knock on the door and when he answered, a man at the door said he was at the wrong house and left on foot. The resident called police and reported the incident.

"An officer attended the area, located the man and during his interaction detained the man for investigation of theft," RCMP spokesperson Const. Jesse O'Donaghey said in a media release. 

The man had a garage door opener which the officer found was linked to a nearby home and later determined was taken from that home, he says. 

The 22-year-old Lake Country man was arrested and faces charges of possession of property obtained by crime and trespassing at night. 

"The RCMP continue to encourage the public to report suspicious persons and activities in their neighbourhood to police,” O’Donaghey says. “It was thanks to the quick actions of this Lake Country resident calling police, that lead to this alleged thief’s arrest.”

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