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Man rams stolen truck through beer store window

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 30, 2014 - 10:19 AM |
A 29-year-old man is facing several charges after driving his truck through a display window at The Beer Store on Lasalle Boulevard early Tuesday morning. File photo.

A 29-year-old man is facing several charges after driving his truck through a display window at The Beer Store on Lasalle Boulevard early Tuesday morning. File photo.

Witness sees him loading cases into back of vehicle

A 29-year-old man is facing several charges after driving his truck through a display window at The Beer Store on Lasalle Boulevard early Tuesday morning.

In a news release, Greater Sudbury Police said the suspect was driving a red Dodge Ram 1500 truck that was reported stolen earlier in the day.

“The suspect backed the vehicle through a large glass display window of the store, causing extensive damage,” the release said. “He entered The Beer Store through the smashed window. The suspect was observed by a passerby loading cases of beer in the box of the truck prior to fleeing the scene."

The entire incident, which took place around 5 a.m., was captured on surveillance cameras. Uniformed officers – supported by members of the Break Enter and Robbery Unit – launched an investigation and had a suspect in custody by 4 p.m.

In addition to charges connected to the break and enter, the accused was also wanted on an unrelated arrest warrant for theft under $5,000. At the time of his arrest, the accused was in possession of some of the stolen beer.

A criminal code search warrant was executed at the man's Cochrane Street residence, where police found more alcohol believed to be taken during the break and enter. The stolen truck was found a short distance from the residence.

The man is in police custody awaiting a bail hearing on the following offences:
–Break, Enter and Commit Theft
–Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
–Drive While Disqualified
–Fail to Comply with Probation Order
–Fail to Comply with Recognizance
–Theft of Motor Vehicle
–Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

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