Dauphin police officers investigating one theft ran headlong into a second one earlier this week.
On Thursday, just past noon, officers with the Dauphin RCMP were called to a downtown grocery store in that city, where a theft had been reported.
While they were on scene, a second theft was reported.
They ran after the suspect and managed to cuff him a couple of blocks away, where they recovered $130 worth of groceries.
Joshua James Chartrand, 24, of Dauphin, has been charged with theft and breach of probation and has been remanded in custody to appear in Dauphin court on May 20.
The first theft is still under investigation.