The use of stolen ATM cards around Greater Victoria has led police to a huge haul of stolen property on the West Shore.
The Greater Victoria Regional Crime Unit executed two search warrants late last month on a properties in the 3600-block of Vitality Rd. and the 3300-block of Mary Anne Cres. Both properties were connected to suspects captured on video withdrawing up to $1,000 from ATMs using stolen bank cards, said RCMP Cpl. Darren Lagen.
More than 100 items were seized at the homes including computers, cellphones, jewelry, stacks of stolen ID and bank cards and body armour.
Weapons seized included a collapsable baton, a replica handgun and a vintage German Deutsche Werke .22 rifle. Drugs were also seized, including a large bag of marijuana and about a gram of methamphetamine.
The items have so far been connected to 17 stolen property reports in six jurisdictions including Central Saanich, Sooke and Comox Valley, Lagen said.
“Offences include theft from auto, thefts, residential break and enters and firearms offences,” he said.
The investigation included officers from Saanich, Oak Bay and various RCMP detachments.
Search warrants were executed on March 20 and 27 on the West Shore homes.
Geoffrey Pearson Agnew, 33, Erin Marie McCann, 35, and Ryan Andrew Fletcher are facing up to 70 criminal charges.