Halifax Police charge man with multiple break and enters and thefts

Halifax Regional Police

A 31-year-old man has been charged in connection with six break and enters and four thefts that occurred in Halifax.

Richard James Lerue was arrested after a break and enter at the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) on Queen Street late Tuesday night.

Halifax Regional Police say their investigation revealed that he was also responsible for attempted break-ins at two other NSLC stores earlier that evening, as well as two NSLC stores and a Shoppers Drug Mart last week.

Lerue faces a total of 40 charges between all of the incidents, including sixteen counts of breaching probation, and four counts each of theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property, and mischief.

He's scheduled to appear in court today.