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DNA match leads to arrest in Lakeshore ATM theft

One man has been arrested after a forensic DNA match identified him as a suspect in a theft from December 2018.

An ATM and four vehicles were taken in the December 2018 theft

Wellington County OPP are investigating after responding to a report of a stolen car with a toddler in it at a gas station in Fergus Monday night. (Dave Chidley/CBC)

One man has been arrested after a forensic DNA match identified him as a suspect in connection with the theft of a banking machine.

On Dec. 12, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police responded to an alarm call in Lakeshore. An Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and four vehicles had been stolen from a business on County Road 42. 

Two of the vehicles were recovered a few days later. 

Police collected DNA evidence from the scene and sent to the OPP's Forensic Identification Services, which has identified a match. 

Seven charges have been laid against the suspect, who remains in custody, including break and enter, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime.

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