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Alleged thief arrested after returning to scene of crime in Woolwich Township

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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.

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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.

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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.

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