RCMP lay charges on man involved in eight break and enters in Sask. and Alberta

A Saskatchewan man is facing multiple charges after committing eight break and enters throughout west central Saskatchewan and eastern Alberta.

RCMP say the break and enters targeted small businesses that have ATMs either inside the building or in the building’s lobby.

“All the incidents were similar in the method of operation: suspects would use a vehicle to gain entry to the building causing extensive damage to property. Once inside the building’s ATMs, cash registers and other small goods would be taken or damaged,” explained Saskatchewan RCMP in a media release received Monday afternoon.

Multiple RCMP detachments in Saskatchewan and Albert, along with police units, became involved in the investigation.

It was on July 22, 2020 that police executed a search warrant at a home in the RM of Britannia, a rural municipality directly northeast of Lloydminster. Investigators found further evidence linking the suspect to the crimes. Police also found a stolen firearm, under four pounds of cannabis and 203 cannabis plants at different stages of growth.

Daniel Dean of the RM of Britannia was charged by both Saskatchewan and Alberta RCMP. He is set to make a court appearance on Mar. 9 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan and on Mar. 16 in Lloydminster, Alberta.

RCMP say the investigation is ongoing and no other suspects have been identified. Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Walburg RCMP.

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