Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Grand Falls-Windsor say they have arrested two men in connection with a pair of break and enters at churches in the Central Newfoundland town.
Following an investigation, a 20-year-old from the town has been charged with breaking into the Salvation Army Church in Grand Falls-Windsor on Aug. 1 and possession of stolen property.
The other man, a 39-year-old from Bonavista was arrested and charged thanks to a tip from the general public. He's been charged with break and enter, mischief and several breaches of court orders, stemming from an attempted break and enter at the United Church on Earl Street in Grand Falls-Windsor on Aug. 22.
Both men were set to appear in provincial court today.
A string of break-ins at various churches and businesses has the Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP asking for the public's help.
Over the last several weeks, a number of break and enters, as well as thefts, are under active investigation by police. Since late July, the number of complaints have grown and six of those complaints have involved churches and church halls.
In the break and enters there has been damage at the targeted properties to the entrances and inside. During these break-ins, items have been stolen that include money, computers and alcohol.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP at (709)489-2121 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.