Police arrest man, 54, for spree of robberies from businesses on northeast Avalon

Police say a 54-year-old man in St. John's has been arrested for a week-long crime spree, allegedly stealing from multiple businesses on the northeast Avalon.

RNC says arrest made after investigating string of thefts from Aug. 4 to Aug. 11

A 54-year-old man is in the St. John's lockup, facing charges of stealing from multiple businesses over the course of one week earlier this month. (CBC)

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.