Portage la Prairie RCMP are investigating two separate crimes in two different areas that were awfully similar.
Police were called on Monday, May 8th, at 3 a.m., after a report of a stolen vehicle came in from a business near Austin. The suspect damaged the building to get the keys for the vehicle, which was later found damaged on Road 41 North near Highway #5.
Later, on May 13th, around 2:53 a.m., police were called about a break-and-enter at a business near Oakville. A suspect caused a great deal of damage to some items inside of the building, along with the building itself. It's believed the suspects were looking for keys to the vehicle that was parked at the business.
If you have any information regarding these crimes, you can call the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.