Winnipeg police have laid charges against a Winnipeg man following a series of break-ins at parking pay stations in the city.

Officers began investigating the thefts in December 2012. Since then, police found a number of vehicles and pay stations in lots had been broken into.

Police said the combination of damage done and stolen money rang in at $50,000.

"You know we're talking about damage to property here, but we're talking about numerous victims ranging from companies to organizations to, again, members of the public," said Const. Jason Michalyshen of the Winnipeg police.

On Monday, officers found a man trying to break into an unmanned parking pay station in the 300 block of Main Street, police said.

Now, a 27-year-old Winnipeg man is facing 25 counts of mischief under $5,000, 18 counts of theft under $5,000 and a slew of other charges.

The man remains in police custody.