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Fort McMurray RCMP charge 18-year-old with June thefts, break and enter

The devastated neighbourhood of Timberlea in Fort McMurray Alta. is shown on Wednesday June 1, 2016. Residents returned after being evacuated during wildfires.
The devastated neighbourhood of Timberlea in Fort McMurray Alta. is shown on Wednesday June 1, 2016. Residents returned after being evacuated during wildfires. Jason Franson, The Canadian Press

An 18-year-old Fort McMurray man is wanted in connection with breaking and entering and property theft in a neighbourhood damaged by the wildfire.

Police said the offences took place in the Thickwood/Timberlea area of Fort McMurray on or around June 9.

Taetm Lucaas D. Moon has been charged with five counts of possession of property obtained by crime and one count each of break and enter, trespassing at night and failing to comply with disposition.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Moon.

READ MORE: Fort McMurray wildfire: map of neighbourhoods affected 

The entire city of Fort McMurray was evacuated on May 3 when a massive wildfire tore through the region. Over 2,400 homes and other buildings were destroyed, and more damaged by heavy smoke.

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READ MORE: Fort McMurray wildfire: City access begins June 1; residents asked to respect phased re-entry 

On June 1, voluntary re-entry into the community began, starting with Zone 1: Lower Townsite, Anzac, Fort McMurray 468 First Nation, Gregoire Lake Estates.

The next day, Zone 2 – which included the Timberlea neighbourhood – was allowed back in. Thickwood was part of Zone 3.