Charlottetown Police Services have made two arrests in relation to theft from vehicles.
Over the last 3 to 4 weeks, Police have seen an increase in theft from vehicles and have advised the public to remove valuables from vehicles and keep the doors locked. In many cases, items such as purses, wallets and electronics were stolen.
At approximately 00:20 am this morning, (March 30), Police responded to a complaint on Queen Street that two males had stolen a laptop from a vehicle and that the complainant had pursued the suspects until he lost sight of them on Green Street.
Responding Officers searched the area and eventually located the suspects on Fitzroy Street where they fled from Police on foot. Both suspects were eventually arrested and taken into custody at 1:00 am.
Two Charlottetown men, aged 25 and 30, have been charged with theft under $5000 dollars, trespass at night, resist arrest and breach of probation.
Both men have been released with conditions and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.
Despite these recent arrests, Police encourage the public to remain vigilant:
- continue to remove valuable from your vehicle,
- keep the doors locked
- and should you see suspicious activity report it to Police immediately.