Elspeth Lodge December 16, 2010 – 12:42 pm
Tony Michael Connolly of Toronto was charged Wednesday with a series of 15 residential break-ins and six attempted break-ins in the Kingston Road and Warden Avenue and Kingston Road and Midland Avenue areas.
Undercover officers from the 41 Division Major Crime Unit were patrolling the area Wednesday when they allegedly caught Mr. Connolly in the act of breaking into a residence.
After what police say was an attempted escape, Mr. Connolly was caught and now faces 23 charges, including possession of burglar’s tools.
Toronto Police Constable Tony Vella said the police believe Mr. Connolly was acting alone. Const. Vella alleges that he scoped out residences before robbing them.
All of the alleged robberies were consistent, Const. Vella said. “Electronics, jewelry and money” is what the suspect was after— he was not looking for violence. All the houses in question were forensically examined.”
The suspect was to appear in court on Thursday.