Pellet gun vandalism continues in Saanich

Pellets being shot at vehicles and storefront windows has resulted in nearly $20,000 in damage

Vandalism incidents involving pellets being shot at vehicles and storefront windows has resulted in nearly $20,000 in damage in Saanich so far.

Two vehicles had their windows broken on July 12, in the 5200-block of Santa Clara Avenue and the 5400-block of Alderley Road, near Elk Lake.

“There’s no witnesses to these incidents and no pellets found. We’re not 100 per cent certain that it is a pellet gun, however it is something that can hurl a projectile at a speed that can damage a window,” said Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie.

Between June 27 and July 9, six other damage-related incidents involving pellets were reported in Saanich. One storefront window valued at $12,000 was smashed.

“We are taking these very seriously,” Eassie said. “I’d say to them the same message I give when I find taggers tagging various things: when you get old enough to purchase your own vehicle or your own home, how would you feel if someone would do the same thing to your property?”

Police are asking anyone with information on these pellet gun-related incidents to call 250-475-4321.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

 

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