Backyard camera in Saanich helps nab B&E suspect

Saanich police are lauding a pair of homeowners who installed a remote camera in their yard

Saanich police are lauding a pair of homeowners who installed a remote camera in their yard and captured images of someone attempting to break in to their home.

The couple set up a trail camera, which takes high quality photos and is activated by motion sensor, in their yard in the 3900-block of Cadboro Bay Rd. after confronting a suspicious male on their property in early March.

Later in the month, the camera snapped photos of the same man trying to break in to the home.

The images were provided to police, who have since been able to identify the man in the photos. He has yet to be charged, but Sgt. Steve Eassie says the man likely faces counts of attempted break and enter, and possession of break-in tools.

“We commend the home owners for thinking outside of the box and utilizing this device to help protect their property,” he said.

He said investigators were “extremely impressed” by the quality of photos the remote camera captured.

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