Calgary police arrest suspect in nearly 20 break and enters

Man in custody after string of break and enters across northeast Calgary
WATCH: One man has been arrested in relation to nearly 20 break and enters in Calgary since September. As Josh Ritchie reports, one homeowner is still on edge after their home was hit in the early morning hours on Saturday.

Following a string of nearly 20 break and enters, Calgary police have arrested a man suspected in the break-ins.

According to police, the latest break and enter happened on Saturday around 4:30 a.m. near Skyview Point Road. Police initially said it was in Redstone, which was incorrect.

Police said the owner of the home confronted the suspect, who wielded a knife, before fleeing the scene in the homeowner’s vehicle.

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Harmandeep Sidhu, 18, is believed to be connected to the break and enters, which took place across north and northeast Calgary starting at the beginning of September.

He was arrested on Saturday, and police said information about his charges will be made public on Monday.

According to police, officers conducted a search warrant on a home on Whitefield Crescent N.E. early Saturday morning.

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The search followed four nighttime break and enters in Whitehorn and Coral Springs on Friday.

“It is believed the suspect fled the residence just prior to the execution of the search warrant and then committed the offence in Redstone,” a Calgary police press release said.

Sidhu was wanted on six warrants in connection with the break and enters.

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Police are asking homeowners to be vigilant about home security and are urging people to ensure their doors and windows are locked.

Homeowners are also urged to avoid confrontation with an intruder in their home, if possible, and instead to contact 911.