Halifax police have charged a man in connection with a series of nine thefts over the past month.
Police say that between March 10 and April 5 they received nine reports where a man had entered a store and asked for cigarettes.
The employee would place the cigarettes on the counter where the man would take them and run from the store.
Officers were able to identify a man they suspected to be responsible for the thefts.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., on April 14, officers arrested the suspect after finding him in a vehicle near the Macdonald Bridge in Dartmouth.
Police say Shawn Allen Pemberton, 45, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.
Pemberton, a resident of Halifax, will face the following charges:
- Nine counts of theft under $5,000
- Nine counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000
- 22 counts of breach of probation