Burglar caught in St. Andrews West

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

ST. ANDREWS WEST – A North Glengarry man is facing a number of burglary-related charges after police caught him red-handed.

Officers were called about a break-and-enter in progress on Monday morning (Aug. 29) at a home on County Road 18 in St. Andrews West.

They found the suspect at the scene and arrested him.

Investigators also found the man was linked to a break-in a couple of day prior at a home on Strathmore Road in North Stormont where jewellery, cash and a tablet were taken.

A 50-year-old North Glengarry man is charged with two counts of break-and-enter, two counts of possession of break-in instruments, one count of possession of property obtained by crime and six counts of failing to comply with court and probation orders.

He was held for a bail hearing in Cornwall.