A 54-year-old man is in custody in St. John's after he was arrested Saturday for what police call a string of thefts from businesses on the northeast Avalon between Aug. 4 and Aug. 11. 

The RNC said an investigation into the week of thefts led to the man's arrest. 

He spent the night in the St. John's lockup, awaiting a court appearance where he will be charged with six counts of theft under $5,000 and one count of fraud under $5,000. 

It's not clear which businesses were targeted or what the man allegedly stole.