Man falls, dies in attempted B&E

Man falls, dies trying to break into apartment

A man fell to his death from three storeys while trying to break into an apartment last weekend.At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, a man climbed to a second-storey balcony on a building in the 1000-block of Burdett Avenue by scrambling atop two garbage cans he had stacked. He entered through the patio door and stole items from inside, according to police.Then the man tried to climb to the third-storey balcony, but slipped and fell about eight metres. A passerby saw and called 9-1-1.Paramedics spent 20 minutes trying to revive the 54-year-old man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers found break-in tools and stolen property in his possession.Const. Mike Russell said police won’t release the man’s name, pending notification of next-of-kin. The man was from out of town, but had some run-ins with police in his short time in Victoria.Police notified the public of his death Wednesday.”Anytime anyone passes away, we want make sure we take extra time and do extra diligence in the investigation,” Russell said. “We owe it to the family and we owe it to the deceased.”

 

 

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