A car thief with a lengthy criminal record was caught trying to pinch a car near Beacon Hill Park on Sunday just before 6 p.m.
The 34-year-old Victoria man was trying to jimmy open the lock of a vehicle with a butter knife when investigators found him. Police say he was also in possession of items taken from other vehicles that had been broken into in the area.
"When police spotted the suspect, he matched a broadcast description of a suspicious person seen earlier in the area attempting car doors," said VicPD spokesperson Mike Tucker.
Michael Dubensky faces charges of possession of break-and-enter instruments, possession of stolen property, breach of recognizance and theft under $5,000.