77-year-old man charged in Winnipeg thefts

WINNIPEG – Police have arrested two men for a series of thefts of building materials, including a copper pipe theft that caused flooding in a home.

Victor Quenton Hiebert, 50, and an unnamed 77-year-old man face charges in relation to a string of break-ins and thefts, mostly in the North End and downtown areas.

The thefts started June 26, when a bike was taken from a rear lot in the 1400 block of Manitoba Avenue, police said in a news release.

The flood happened on Aug. 31, at a home in the 300 block of Manitoba Avenue. Thieves broke in and took $700 of copper piping, but created a flood that caused $2,000 in damage to the residence.

On Sept. 15, thieves broke into a home in the 600 block of Maryland Street, apparently looking for copper piping, but didn’t find anything.

A trailer worth about $250 was stolen from a rear lot in the 1400 block of Main Street on Oct. 7.

Scrap metal valued at $700 was stolen from a compound in the first block of Charles Street between Oct. 23 and Nov. 1.

Copper pipe worth about $45 was stolen from a home in the 600 block of Furby Street on Nov. 6.

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Global News Winnipeg: 77-year-old man charged in Winnipeg thefts

77-year-old man charged in Winnipeg thefts