Man arrested after series of vehicle break-ins at University of Alberta hospital
By The Canadian PressNews Intrusion Detection University of Alberta vehicle break-ins
Police say they found break-and-enter tools on the suspect at the time of his arrest
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.
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
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