NEWS
10/07/2015 12:18 EDT | Updated 10/07/2016 01:12 EDT

Almost six dozen charges related to break-ins in southern Alberta

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have laid almost 70 charges against two suspects believed to be responsible for multiple break-ins in Calgary and southern Alberta going back 12 years.

A description by a homeowner who reported a break and enter in the city's southwest last month led police to a residence where officers executed a search warrant and arrested two men.

Police say two firearms, drugs and more than 400 items of suspected stolen property were seized, including jewelry, computers, other electronics, collectibles, sports equipment, safes and military medals.

Officers also seized fentanyl, marijuana, heroin and oxycodone.

Investigators worked closely with the RCMP to link the recovered property to more than 30 residential robberies in Calgary and area between 2003 and 2015.

Many of the stolen items have been returned, but police are still trying to locate the owners of hundreds of items.