Boys on bikes charged in weekend theft, break-in spree
Three Winnipeg teenagers have been charged in a crime spree, which included garage and car break-ins and bicycle thefts, that police uncovered early Saturday morning.
The boys were riding bicycles on the sidewalk near Portage Avenue and Moray Street at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when they were stopped by police officers patrolling the area.
The officers learned that the boys "had been involved in a mini crime spree which had occurred earlier that night," the Winnipeg Police Service said in a news release Sunday.
According to police, the teens were responsible for incidents at the following addresses:
- 100 block of Dromore Avenue — broke into an attached garage, cut through locks and chains, and stole three mountain bikes.
- 3300 block of Roblin Boulevard — cut through a cable lock and stole a mountain bike.
- 3400 block of Vialoux Drive — cut through a bike lock and stole a mountain bike.
- 300 block of Laxdal Road — broke into an unlocked vehicle and stole loose change.
- First 100 block of Bramble Drive — broke into two unlocked vehicles and stole loose change. Used the garage door opener from one of the vehicles to enter a garage, but nothing was stolen from the garage.
- First 100 block of Sammons Crescent — broke into three unlocked vehicles, stealing loose change and other items. The suspects also used a used a garage remote from one of the vehicles to steal a skateboard and mountain bike.
The boys, age 15, 17 and 18, have been charged with property-related offences. The 17- and 18-year-olds were also charged with breaching court orders, according to police. All three are in custody.