May 9, 2014 2:02 pm

Winnipeg police track down teens with canine unit

Winnipeg police have arrested three teens for a string of break-ins.

Tamara Forlanski / Global News

WINNIPEG – Three teenagers are in custody after a spree of robberies and break-ins in the Transcona area.

A 15-year-old and two 16-year-old boys have been arrested and charged with robbery, break-in, and theft after four incidents Wednesday night.

A garage on Winona Street was broken into just before midnight, and the thieves caused $1,000 damage before they were scared off empty-handed, police said.

Police believe the same people then broke into a vehicle parked on Yale Avenue W. and stole an unknown amount of money.

Another garage, this time on Whittier Avenue W., was broken into just after midnight, but the thieves were again scared off and left with nothing.

They finally tried to rob a 28-year-old man of his bike, which he was riding at Bond Street and Kildare Avenue W., but were again unsuccessful.

Police were called to that area and with the canine unit they tracked down three teens hiding in backyards on Edward Avenue W.

An investigation is underway and police allege the teens are also responsible for several other recent robberies, break-ins and violent assaults.

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