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Haldimand man arrested after stealing $9K in jewelry and collectable comic books

A 25-year-old Haldimand man is facing a string of charges after Niagara police say he broke into a home and stole more than $9,000 worth of jewelry and collectable comic books.

Police say they met the man at a service centre and arrested him after he tried to run away

Niagara police say a Haldimand man stole comic books and jewelry worth more than $9,000, (Submitted by Niagara Regional Police Service)

A 25-year-old Haldimand man is facing a string of charges after Niagara police say he broke into a home and stole more than $9,000 worth of jewelry and collectable comic books including valuable X-Men, Captain America, Hulk and Wonder Woman editions.

On Saturday, Jan. 2, police say they responded to a report of a break and enter at a home near Summer Street and Main Street, close to the city's core.

They say the initial investigation showed the man broke into the home and stole more than $9,000 worth of jewelry and comic books.

Then officers learned the man was trying to sell the comic books locally.

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, detectives met with the man at a service centre in Grimsby. They say he tried to run away but they caught him and arrested him.

When officer searched his vehicle, they say they found a prohibited weapon, illegal drugs, and the stolen property.

Police say he faces a number of drug charges, weapons charges and charges for the items he stole.

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