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39-year-old man charged with 20 break-and-enters in Richmond Hill

A York Regional Police cruiser in Aurora on June 26, 2019. Shallima Maharaj / Global News

York Regional Police say a 39-year-old man is facing several charges in connection with 20 break-and-enters in Richmond Hill, in the Greater Toronto Area, over a seven-month period.

Police said from November 2021 to June 2022, officers responded to several commercial break-and-enter incidents in office buildings where supplies had been targeted.

They also said they believed all the incidents were linked to the same suspect.

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On June 18, Zahrabi Shotorban was arrested.

He has been charged with 20 counts of break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and possession of crystal meth.

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