A Peterborough man faces a theft charge following a complaint of an individual rummaging through vehicles in the city’s north end early Monday.
According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 12:15 a.m., officers responded to the Champlain Drive area, where they located a man inside a vehicle parked in a driveway.
It’s alleged the man then exited the vehicle and ran through a backyard in an attempt to flee from officers.
“The suspect was located hiding in the backyard of a residence in the area,” police stated Tuesday.
The man was arrested and found in possession of a container of .177 pellets and a small amount of money.
Police say a Daisy pellet gun was found in the front seat of the vehicle the suspect was seen in.
Robert Cox, 41, of Peterborough was charged with theft under $5,000.
He was released at the scene and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 28.
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