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Police nab suspect after rocks thrown through several bank windows

Man also charged in grocery store break-in
The CIBC on Derry Road was one of five targets of vandalism this past weekend in Milton.

A Milton man has been charged in connection with a rash of vandalism this past weekend, with five local banks among the targets.

Halton police media relations officer Ryan Anderson said the initial incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the TD Canada Trust at 1040 Kennedy Circle.

Subsequent calls came in during the early morning hours on Sunday at TD Canada Trust at 810 Main Street, CIBC at 9030 Derry Road, the Bank of Montreal at 9040 Louis St. Laurent Ave. and Scotiabank at 9030 Louis St. Laurent Ave.

Anderson said the calls were all of a similar property damage nature, with a rock thrown threw the bank windows.

Police located and arrested a suspect in the Farmstead Drive and Louis St. Laurent Avenue area at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

The investigation revealed the suspect had alleged thrown a rock through the window of Food Basics at 500 Laurier Ave. as well before entering the store and stealing a small amount of groceries – totalling less than $50 – and leaving.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents and only the grocery store was entered.

The 22 year old is charged with five counts of mischief under $5,000 and one count of breaking and entering.

The charges have not been tested in court.