A suspected thief was arrested while trying to evade police by jumping through gardens and wearing a wig.

The Manchester Evening News revealed last week how dozens of venues in Manchester city centre have reported burglaries in recent weeks.

Pub and bars in virtually every part of the city centre have been broken into, including the Northern Quarter, Ancoats, Oxford Road, the Printworks, Castlefield and Deansgate.

The circumstances of each break-in were strikingly similar, and on several occasions the same suspect is believed to have been captured on CCTV.

At the Briton's Protection on Great Bridgewater Street, owner Mark West described how the intruder cut an alarm, then came back hours later after his security company gave the all-clear and forced open the back door.

The M.E.N. shared images of the suspect as police confirmed they were linking a number of break-ins 'of a similar nature whereby licensed premises within the city centre have been targeted'.

Last night, police announced a significant breakthrough after a man was arrested and charged.

Aaron Goodman, 31, of Little Hulton, Salford, was arrested over 'numerous burglaries, handling stolen goods and possession of offensive weapons', the GMP City Centre team said in a tweet.

Police said Goodman was caught while wearing a wig

They added that Goodman had 'tried to evade officers by wearing a wig and going garden hopping'.

Goodman has now been charged with numerous burglaries and will appear in court at a later date.

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