Lethbridge Police have charged a 57-year-old male in connection with multiple break and enters – including an incident at the Lethbridge Courthouse.
Investigation determined that between March and April the male was responsible for break-ins and thefts from the Lethbridge Courthouse, Synergy Digital Dental Arts, Varsteel, Catholic Central High School and The Cooperators. Property stolen included wallets – where debit and credit cards were subsequently used to obtain cash advances – cheques and cash. In most of the cases the male gained entry to the buildings by forcing open doors and once inside he rummaged through offices.
Surveillance footage of the subject wearing similar clothing was obtained in several of the incidents and shared with the public and other law enforcement agencies. The male was identified by Prince George RCMP and following further investigation, he was located in Jasper and arrested by Jasper RCMP. The male is known to police in Prince George and has a history of property offences. He has no ties to the City of Lethbridge but has been returned to answer to his charges.
Investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.
Rodney Bruce Prince, 57, of no fixed address, is charged with four counts of shopbreaking and commit theft and two counts of theft under $5,000. He is currently remanded in custody and a bail hearing is scheduled today at the Lethbridge Courthouse.