THUNDER BAY – An arrest has been made after a break-and-enter at a north end residence while the 93-year-old homeowner was in the house.
Police say the 38-year-old suspect allegedly forced entry into the north-side home just after 9:30 p.m. on May 5 and fled with a number of the victim’s personal items.
The victim, who was not injured, was able to call 911.
The robber was caught after police reviewed a number of neighbourhood surveillance cameras and conducted an extensive follow-up investigation.
Richard Nicholas Surdyka faces charges of break-and-enter, theft under $5,000 and mischief under $5,000. Additionally the suspect was charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000 in conjunction with a separate incident.
He was arrested on Friday morning without incident, police said in a release.
Surdyka has been remanded into custody facing a future court date. None of the charges have yet to be proven in court.