Res­i­dent in­ter­rupts break-in

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - LOCAL NEWS -

A man re­turned to his Met­calfe Street apart­ment to find an un­known man in­side steal­ing his be­long­ings. The sus­pect fled the apart­ment but was chased by the res­i­dent and a neigh­bour to the front lawn, where he was tack­led and held un­til of­fi­cers ar­rived, po­lice said Mon­day. Stolen cig­a­rettes, elec­tron­ics and run­ning shoes were found in the in­truder’s back­pack, po­lice said. A 44-year-old St. Thomas man is charged with break­ing and en­ter­ing and pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty. He was later re­leased on a prom­ise to ap­pear in court.

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