Police Arrest Suspect After Pharmacy Break-In

Monday July 11th, 2016

Posted at 1:16pm

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A Windsor man is facing charges after a pharmacy break-in.

Police say that it happened back on Monday May 9th, 2016 at the pharmacy located in the 100 block of Park Street West. Investigation revealed that the suspect allegedly smashed the front door window, gained entry into the business, took some property and fled the scene. Investigators from the Forensic Identification Unit obtained DNA evidence from the scene and sent it to the Centre of Forensic Science for analysis and comparison. Members of the Target Base Unit also continued to investigate the incident.

On July 5th, 2016 officers received information from the Centre of Forensic Science indicating that the DNA seized from the scene had a hit on the National DNA Database for a suspect in Windsor. Investigators also found that the suspect has conditions to remain in his residence between 12am and 6am.

On July 6th, 2016 at approximately 9:15am, Officers from the Target Base Unit located the suspect in the 600 block of Victoria and placed him under arrest.

James Westlake, a 32-year-old male from Windsor is charged with break and enter and commit theft and breach of probation.

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