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Arrests made in connection with overnight break and enters in Saanich

Regional Crime Unit makes two arrests, recovers a cache of stolen property

Two men have been arrested in relation to a string of residential break and enters that occurred in Saanich in March and April while people slept.

The Greater Victoria Regional Crime Unit arrested Fabian Daley, 49, in the 3700-block of Quadra St. on April 10.

Staff Sgt. Steve Morgan says the RCU began their investigation after a series of robberies occurred overnight on March 2 along Quadra Street in Saanich. On April 4, another similar robbery occurred in the 900-block of Scotia St. where a credit card was stolen.

Morgan says the suspect attempted to use the credit card at an ATM, and RCU officers were able to obtain surveillance footage to identify the suspect.

A search warrant of Daley's Saanich residence was executed on April 11, where a 50-year-old male was taken into custody.

"We seized three or four backpacks out of the residence, full of (stolen property)," Morgan said.

Daley is currently charged with one count each of break and enter, use of a stolen credit card, and possession of stolen property. One charge of stolen property is pending against the 50-year-old man.

Morgan says investigators believe the two men could be responsible for a large number of break and enters and thefts from autos – though just how many is still unknown.

"We're still very early in this investigations. It's going to take a while to sort through all the property," he said.

Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie says there are at least eight unsolved break and enter files that police will be looking to connect to these arrests.

As of Tuesday, both men remained in custody.

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