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P.E.I. man arrested for stealing from vehicles

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Police said there’s been another rash of theft from vehicles in the Charlottetown area over the past few weeks.

At 3:25 a.m. on March 17, police received a call from a citizen who observed a man trying to open car doors on Ellis Road in East Royalty.

The 26-year-old man was located and arrested by police and charged with trespass at night, possession of stolen property and breach of probation.

He has been released with a pending court date.

The suspect had “a pile of change on him” that he admitted to taking from cars.

While there have been a few calls from citizens from that area reporting their vehicles have been gone through, police said the problem seems to be happening all over Charlottetown.

The public is reminded to keep vehicle doors locked and to keep change and valuables out of sight or locked in the trunk.

Police said it’s rare someone will smash a vehicle window to gain access, so it’s always best to lock the doors.

Anyone who observes someone trying to get into vehicles is encouraged to contact police.

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