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Arrest made in September trashing of Freshii store

Over $100,000 in damage and damaged inventory done to the downtown restaurant on Sept. 18

Guelph Police have arrested a suspect accused of robbing and trashing the Freshii restaurant on Gordon Street just south of downtown in September.

On Sept. 18 a man reportedly hid in the business bathroom until it had closed for the evening.

"The male suspect in the incident was captured on video footage hiding in the bathroom until the business was closed for the day.  This male was in possession of a duffle bag containing break and enter tools, which he then used to pry open the business safe. The safe contained $2,400 in cash," police say.

"Before leaving the business, the suspect caused a significant amount of damage to the property including damaging ceiling tiles, walls, and venting.  Electronics were also destroyed when soya sauce was poured over them by the suspect.  In order to exit the business, the accused struck the windows with a rubber mallet and threw a chair which eventually went through the glass, and he made his escape."

Total loss for the business was pegged at over $100,000 and the business had to close for weeks to repair the damage done.

A suspect was identified and on Nov. 22 a 33-year-old Guelph man was arrested and charged with numerous criminal charges.  He was held pending a bail hearing.


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