Ajax man faces more than two dozen charges in string of break-and-enters across Durham, York

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Published March 22, 2022 at 12:16 pm

An Ajax man has been charged with 30 offences in connection to a string of break-and-enters across Durham Region and York Region after his arrest in Uxbridge during what police allege to be his latest B&E.

Four homes in Brooklin were broken into on Friday, March 18. Police were able to use the victim’s video surveillance footage to identify a suspect.

The following Sunday, around 4:45 a.m, officers spotted the suspect leaving a home in the gated community on Uxbridge’s Wyndance Way.

Police allege the man was leaving the scene of another break-and-enter when spotted. The man was arrested with help from the K-9 unit. The man was injured by dog bite in the arrest and taken to hospital for treatment.

Sean Mackey, 44 of Ajax, faces 30 charges including: break and enter, mischief under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, breach of probation, breach of release order and trespass at night.

Mackey will remain in custody until a bail hearing.

Police claim he is responsible for numerous break-and-enters across Durham Region and York Region since January. Police credit teamwork between three DRPS Divisional Criminal Investigations Bureau division, the DRPS K-9 Unit, York police Air2 and investigators from York Regional Police.

Anyne with information pertinent to this investigation can call D/Cst. Beukeboom at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2696 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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