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Man arrested after series of vehicle break-ins at University of Alberta hospital

Police say they found break-and-enter tools on the suspect at the time of his arrest


April 9, 2020
By The Canadian Press

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EDMONTON – A man is facing 38 charges after a series of vehicle break-ins near Edmonton’s University of Alberta hospital.

Police say the man was arrested Friday after officers saw him speeding away from the area on a bike.

One officer caught up to him and took him into custody.

Police say they found break-and-enter tools on the suspect at the time of his arrest.

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Richard Harnum, who is 32, was wanted for multiple break-ins of vehicles belonging to health-care workers such as nurses and respiratory therapists.

Police say those workers will have one less worry on their mind as hospitals deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Investigators believe other health-care workers at the U of A hospital could have been targeted.

They are asking anyone whose vehicles were broken into recently in the Strathcona neighbourhood to call police or submit the information online.

 

– This report from The Canadian Press was first published on April 8, 2020

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2020


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