Man and woman charged after break-in and theft

s police 6A 27-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, both from Chatham, were arrested early yesterday afternoon after a break-in on Woodland Avenue.

Chatham-Kent police were alerted that the suspicious couple had just left a residence carrying a black electronics case.

The Chatham-Kent police have arrested a man and woman following a break and enter in Chatham yesterday. Police flooded the area around 12 p.m. and discovered the break-in, where a camera, video camera and cash were stolen. Damage to the residence is about $200.

Police found the pair on Rosedale Street. The man dropped the electronics case containing the stolen video camera and fled on foot. The woman remained on scene and was arrested. Police recovered the camera when she was searched.

The man was located a short distance away in a backyard on Grand Avenue East. He attempted to break into that residence and caused $500 damage to a door. When he failed to enter the home, he hid in an enclosed area under the house. He was located and taken into custody with the assistance of the K-9 Unit.

The woman has been charged with break and enter and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000.

The man has been charged with break and enter, possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000 and mischief over $5000.

Both have been held in custody for a bail hearing.