An eight-month-long investigation into a string of robberies in Winnipeg, dubbed "Project Relapse," ended last Friday as police arrested two men.
Police said the suspects allegedly cut holes in walls to enter businesses to avoid alarm sensors, and stole safes and ATMs from the locations.
It has been estimated by the police that approximately $100,000 was taken.
Ten locations were hit:
- March 10 - 300 block of Ness Avenue (Restaurant)
- Between March 18 and 20 - 1800 block of Grant Avenue (Restaurant)
- Between April 10 and 11 - 700 block of Watt Street (Pharmacy)
- May 31- 1700 block of Ellice Avenue (Restaurant)
- Between June 3 and 4 - 1800 block of Pembina Highway (Grocery Store)
- June 8 - 1500 block of Regent Avenue (Restaurant)
- June 13 - 1700 block of Ellice Avenue (Restaurant)
- October 10 - 1100 block of Pembina Highway (Business)
- October 15 and 16 - 2500 block of Portage Avenue (Business)
- October 26 - 1000 block of Nairn Avenue (Business)
Two suspects from Winnipeg were arrested in the area of the 600 block of Talbot Avenue on Oct. 26.
Cary Scott Preston, 36, was charged with 11 counts of breaking and entering.
Kyle Robert Barr, 20, was charged with breaking and entering and breach of probation.