A break-and-enter in progress at a local business was busted by police and led to three people being charged.
The owner of a local professional services office called Timmins Police early this morning (May 25) after CCTV footage alerted them to the break-in.
Police say three suspects had broken into a shed that stored business supplies at the back of the property.
"Timmins Police arrived on scene while the break-in was still in progress and arrested three suspects without incident," reads a news release.
Police allege all of the suspects had break-and-enter instruments, one was wearing a disguise and one person had a make-shift weapon.
A 25-year-old, 26-year-old and 28-year-old, who each live in Timmins but have no fixed address, are charged with:
- Break and enter with intent
- Possession of property obtained by crime
- Possession of break-and-enter instruments
- Trespass at night
The 26-year-old is also charged with two counts of using a disguise with criminal intent,.
There are also additional charges of failing to comply with a release order and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose for the 25-year-old.
Each of the accused is in police custody waiting for bail hearings today.
None of the charges have been tested in court.