At 7:50 pm on Monday (July 18), Charlottetown Police Services attended a business on University Avenue where the complainant had caught a male inside his vehicle allegedly stealing items from within. The male was arrested and as a result of the investigation, the 29 year old Charlottetown male was charged with theft under $5000 dollars and breach of probation. He was later release with conditions and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.
At 12:30 pm on Tuesday (July 19), Charlottetown Police Services responded to a complaint of tools being stolen from a work truck at a construction site on University Avenue. Witnesses reported that two males had entered the truck and left with several tools. An hour later Police located both males and took them into custody.
A 50 year old Charlottetown male was charged with theft under $5000 and released with conditions. The second suspect, a 32 year old Charlottetown male was charged with theft under $5000 and failing to comply with a release order and has been remanded in custody.
Charlottetown Police Services has seen a recent increase in theft from vehicles. The public can take some simple preventative measures by locking their doors and removing valuables when possible.