Windsor Police have one man in custody after the Armando’s restaurant on Walker Road was broken at 2:30 this morning.
When police responded to the alarm call, they began to conduct a perimeter search of the building, and it was during this search that officers observed a male suspect inside the restaurant through a glass window.
Police could see the suspect attempting to remove a large flat screen television from the wall behind the main bar of the restaurant. Police illuminated the suspect with their flashlights and called out to the suspect who immediately acknowledged the officers presence, and he was ordered to exit the building by police.
The suspect complied by crawling through a damaged panel on the north wall of the building. The panel appeared to have been removed to allow the suspect access to the building. Upon exiting the building, the suspect was arrested without incident.
A search of the suspect revealed that he was in possession of a piece of concrete, a knife, a black toque, and a pair of cotton gloves. Subsequent to the suspect’s arrest, police entered the restaurant where they found a pail behind the bar containing several bottles of liquor and also noticed that the television behind the bar had been unplugged. The owner of the business attended and confirmed that the liquor bottles were not in the pail and the television had been plugged in when he had closed the business earlier at 11:00 pm on Tuesday night.
Jeremy Douglas Smith, aged 34 years of Windsor is facing charges including Break and Enter, Possess a Break In Instrument and Breach of Probation