Police have arrested and charged a 22-year-old man following a crime spree in the community of Lincoln Park.

On Tuesday, December 18, a witness observed a man looking into the windows of homes in the neighbourhood.  A short time later, the same man was seen carrying a laptop computer.

The witness confronted the man and the suspect fled on foot.  The witness chased the thief and was joined in his pursuit by an off-duty police officer. 

The officer and the witness apprehended the suspect and handed the suspect over to police custody.

22-year-old Cory Joseph Vieira faces three counts of break and enter and one count of resisting arrest. 

Viera has been connected to three break-ins in Lincoln Park.  Since early November, there have been eight reported break-ins and numerous vehicle prowlings in the community.

Police continue to investigate the unsolved break-ins. 

Anyone with information related to the Lincoln Park robberies is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.