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3 arrested for early morning Peterborough business break-in: police

Peterborough police arrested three people following a business break-in early on Jan. 20, 2023. Peterborough Police Service

A Cobourg, Ont., man and two Peterborough teens are facing break-and-enter charges following an incident at a Peterborough east-end business early Friday.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 3 a.m., officers responded to a break and enter in progress at a business in the area of Ashburnham Drive and Lansdowne Street East.

Officers searched around the business and located a hole cut into the fencing and footprints in the snow.

Other officers located three young males matching the description given by witnesses. During the arrest, police located a pair of shears.

A Cobourg man, 19, and two Peterborough boys, ages 14 and 16, were arrested and each was charged with breaking into and entering a place with intent to commit an indictable offence and mischief that destroys or damages property.

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The teens were released on undertakings and are scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Feb. 13.

The man was also charged with possession of break-in instruments and failure to comply with a probation order to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

He was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Feb. 16.

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