Suspects Who Stole $100,000 from Winnipeg Businesses Nabbed by Police

Suspects Nabbed by Police

WINNIPEG - Two men who targeted businesses that carried large amounts of cash, had their luck run out when police caught them breaking into a business on Lagimodière late last night.

Between January 7, 2017, and June 18, 2019, they broke into several businesses throughout the city:

- January 7, 2017 – business in the 400 block of Osborne St.

- February 22, 2017 – business in the 300 block of Wilton St.

- February 26, 2017 – business in the 1600 block of Regent Ave. W

- March 1, 2017 – business in the 1400 block of Main St.

- April 1-2, 2017 – business in the 700 block of Leila Ave.

- October 4-5, 2018 – same business in the 1600 block of Regent Ave. W

- November 24, 2018 – same business in the 400 block of Osborne St.

- December 24, 2019 – business in the 1600 block of Ellice Ave.

- December 22-24, 2019 – business in the 1100 block of Pembina Hwy.

- February 10, 2019 – business in the 3300 block of Portage Ave.

- February 17, 2019 – another business in the 1600 block of Regent Ave. W

- March 30, 2019 – same business in the 300 block of Wilton St.

- April 20, 2019 – business in the 300 block of Provencher Blvd.

- May 3-4, 2019 – same business in the 400 block of Osborne St.

- May 5, 2019 – first business in the 1600 block of Regent Ave. W (no entry gained)

- June 17-18, 2019 – business in the 400 block of Lagimodière Blvd.

During the incidents, a total of $100,000 of cash was stolen and approximately $100,000 of damages was caused to the buildings.

42 year-old Cary Scott Preston of Arnes has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Commit – Place (x5)

- Break Enter & Theft – Place (x9)

- Break & Enter with Intent - Place

- Disguise with Intent (x3)

- Possession of Break In Instrument(s)

- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment

He has been detained in custody.

A 56-year-old male of Winnipeg has been arrested for:

- Break Enter & Commit – Place (x2)

He was released on a Promise to Appear.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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