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Man charged after repeated attempts to allegedly steal motorcycle: police

KINGSTON, Ont. — Persistence didn't pay off for an accused motorcycle thief.

Police say a man went to a Kingston, Ont., business on Thursday morning, allegedly looking for things to steal, and plugged his e-bike in to recharge at an outlet outside the shop.

They say a shop employee chased the man off, but noticed a gas tank from a motorcycle parked behind the business was in the trailer of the e-bike.

Investigators say the motorcycle was found hidden under a tarp nearby and the accused was seen on foot trying to uncover the bike.

They say he left, but returned later on his e-bike, at which time the shop owner followed him until he fled into some woods and was eventually arrested by police.

A 23-year-old Kingston man is charged with theft and breach of probation.

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