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Charges laid in triple break-and-enter investigation in Cambridge

The accused was held in police custody for a bail hearing
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Waterloo regional police has laid charges in connection to break-and-enters in Cambridge and North Dumfries that occurred on May 26.

On May 30, 2023, WRPS officers, with assistance from the Norfolk OPP, arrested a male in connection to these break-ins. 

The male, a 34-year-old from Delhi, has been charged with four counts of break and enter - intent to commit theft and possession of break-and-enter tools.

The accused was held in police custody for a bail hearing.

Previous media release:

Police are investigating three break-and-enters at residences in Cambridge and North Dumfries Township.

On May 26, 2023, shortly after 3:30 p.m., police received a report of an in-progress break-in at a home on Lilywood Drive. An unknown male attempted to enter the home via a backyard door and fled when confronted by the homeowner.

Two more similar break-in attempts occurred, one on Lilywood Drive and one at around 2:30 p.m., on Autumn Maple Crescent in North Dumfries Township.

Entry was not made to any of the involved residences.

Investigators believe these three incidents may be connected, and the investigations are ongoing.

Residents in the area of Lilywood Drive and Autumn Maple Crescent are asked to check their security camera footage for any suspicious persons or activity between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted at

Waterloo Regional Police are encouraging members of the public to keep all residential doors locked, even when home, and to report any suspicious activity or individuals to police immediately.