Quick turnaround for return of stolen goods

It took less than one hour for Victoria and Saanich police to return stolen property and arrest a man for a break and enter

It took less than one hour for Victoria and Saanich police to return stolen property and arrest a man for a break and enter on the 600-block of Cowper St. on Sunday.

Just after 3 p.m. on Dec. 16, a Saanich family returned home to discover unfamiliar noises upstairs. Fearing the worst, they notified Saanich police who discovered the rear ground-floor window had been broken and numerous items, including a laptop and jewelry, had been stolen.

Less than one hour later, two Victoria police officers discovered three males huddled around a bag of goods in a parkade in the 500-block of Yates street downtown.

When confronted, none of the men admitted ownership of the bag, so the officers took the property into their care to discover a laptop, jewelry, miscellaneous goods and a business card in a pillow case.

Not knowing who the property belonged to, the officer called the name on the card, contacting the victim who was reporting the crime to the Saanich police at his house at the time.

All three men are known to the police, two were released at the scene but a 44-year-old male was arrested and identified as a “prolific property-related offender” on parole and on probation for a previous break and enter.

The victims had all of their property returned.

reporter@vicnews.com

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATED: Young deckhands backed out of fatal Arctic Fox II trip just before fishboat departed

Inexperienced twin brothers had ‘gut feeling’ and bailed before going to open ocean

Police investigating alleged assault on Oak Bay Avenue

Staff at Oak Bay Home Hardware say one person was taken to hospital

Oak Bay neighbourhoods rocked by blasting activity

Oak Bay seeks new rock blasting bylaw regarding ‘continuous’ noise

Greater Victoria hardly making a dent in greenhouse gas emissions target

One-per-cent drop from 2007 to 2018 a far cry from the 33-per-cent goal for 2020

VIDEO: Seal pup and mom play and ‘kiss’ in Oak Bay Marina

BRNKL seal cam captures harbour seal growing up in busy harbour

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

Horvat scores 2 as Vancouver Canucks beat Blues 5-2 in NHL playoff opener

Game 2 in best-of-seven series goes Friday night

Old-growth forest defenders in Campbell River call for B.C. forest minister’s resignation

Protestors outside North Island MLA’s office ask government to stop old-growth logging

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

B.C. to hire 500 more COVID-19 contact tracers ahead of fall

Contract tracers add an ‘extra layer’ in the fight against the novel coronavirus

Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

Money can be used to battle food insecurity and support children and mental health

Most Read