A tip from the public has led to the arrest of a man wanted in a string of thefts in Calgary over the last few months.
Donald Edward Blake, 37, of Calgary, faces eight counts of theft under $5,000 and 14 counts of breaching a probation order, police said Wednesday.
In May, a man was caught on security camera grabbing a handful of cash from the till at Atlas Pizza.
Police crime analysts linked Blake to a series of lottery ticket thefts at seven convenience stores around Calgary:
“They all had a very similar M.O., in which the suspect would enter the store and distract the store clerk and then steal the lottery tickets,” a police news release said.
Blake is scheduled to appear in court on June 18.
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