A 40-year-old man faces a long list of charges after a Bobcat skid-steer loader was stolen and used to break into garages and sheds in the east end.
The Bobcat, a small piece of construction equipment, was stolen from a construction site on Greensway Avenue, just west of the Vanier Parkway, shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 15.
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The Bobcat was subsequently used in attempts to break into buildings in the Queen Mary Street area. Police were called after it was used to break into a commercial building.
Police found the stolen Bobcat parked and with the engine running. They also found multiple packages of cigarettes and lottery tickets inside the skid-steer loader and used video footage to identify a suspect.
The suspect faces a number of charges, including theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of breaking and entering into a non-dwelling unit, four counts of mischief or damage to property over $5,000, three counts of failure to comply with a release order and breach of probation.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to called the Ottawa Police Service break and enter unit at 613-236-1222 ex. 4533.
Anonymous tips can be submitted at 1-800-222-8477.
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