Waterloo Regional Police say they arrested an alleged thief early Tuesday morning after he returned to the scene of the crime in Woolwich Township.
Police say they were called to a business on Weber Street North after an alarm was triggered at around 8:50 p.m.
Their investigation showed that someone had allegedly broken into the rear fenced compound of the business before attempting to steal property — they fled when the alarm sounded.
A few hours later, at around 3 a.m., the thief allegedly returned to the business and began to load property into a vehicle.
Police say a 39-year-old Kitchener man was arrested before being charged with break, enter and commit and possession of stolen property under $5,000.