Police arrest 16-year-old following brief foot chase after early morning break-in

Thompson RCMP have arrested a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old in connection with a Sept. 15 break-and-enter into a garage on Westwood Drive.

Police responded to a report of a break-and-enter just after 6 a.m. Tuesday and arrested the 16-year-old near Westwood Elementary School after a brief foot chase. Later in the morning, the 15-year-old was arrested for their involvement in the incident. Both are facing multiple charges and RCMP continue to investigate.

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Police are also investigating a Sept. 14 break-and-enter on Spoonbill Crescent in which a thief gained access through an unlocked window and stole a quantity of alcohol.

Anyone with information on these break-ins or with private surveillance video that may help police identify suspects is asked to call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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