Teen facing charges in connection with more than a dozen break-ins in Waterloo

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Waterloo Regional Police say a teen has been arrested in connection with more than a dozen break-ins over the past week in the city of Waterloo.

They say 11 businesses located in the University Avenue and Lester Street area were broken into between July 9 and July 15.

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“The accused returned to some locations more than once,” Const. Andre Johnson told Global News in an email.

He said police caught up to the suspect after officers responded to a break-in call.

“The accused was arrested on scene,” Johnson said.

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“Through investigation, it was determined by police that the accused was responsible for the other break-ins.”

Police say a 16-year-old Waterloo boy is facing 13 break and enter-related charges.

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