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Man, 45, arrested after stealing items from vehicles in Copper Cliff

Police say they caught him red-handed going through a vehicle on Cobalt St. early this morning

There's been an arrest in the spate of recent thefts from vehicles in Copper Cliff.

At around 1 a.m. Aug. 23, Greater Sudbury Police officers were patrolling the area of Cobalt Street after a recent increase in thefts from vehicles in the community.

Police observed a man going through a motor vehicle, but when they approached him, he attempted to flee the scene on foot. However, he was caught and arrested a short distance away.

The 45-year-old man had loose change on him, as well as other items that did not belong to him.

He has been charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, trespass at night and breach of probation. 

He was released on a promise to appear with a first appearance court date of Sept. 26.

“We would like to remind community members to ensure that their vehicles are locked and to remove valuable items from plain sight,” said an email from Greater Sudbury Police.

“Where items have been taken, we urge community members to report the incident. Community members can report theft from vehicle incidents from home or any smart phone device through our online reporting system found on our website.”