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Winnipeg police bust suspect behind $100,000 in business robberies since 2017

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. Jordan Pearn/Global News

A man suspected of breaking into over a dozen local businesses and making off with more than $100,000 in cash over a two-year period is in police custody.

Police said the crime spree – which also caused more than $100,000 in damage to the targeted buildings – began in January 2017 and ran until Wednesday just after 1 a.m., when the suspect was arrested at a Lagimodiere Boulevard break-in.

A second suspect was also arrested nearby.

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Cary Scott Preston, 42, of Arnes, Man., has been charged with a laundry list of charges, including 15 break and enter-related offences, three counts of disguise with intent, and mischief under $5,000.

The second suspect, a 56-year-old Winnipeg man, faces two break and enter charges and was released on a promise to appear.

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