Victoria police have arrested a man suspected of breaking into and stealing a vehicle from a Douglas Street car dealership on the morning of March 3. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Victoria police have arrested a man suspected of breaking into and stealing a vehicle from a Douglas Street car dealership on the morning of March 3. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

UPDATED: Police arrest dealership break-in suspect

Suspect broke into Douglas Street dealership and stole a vehicle March 3

A man suspected of breaking into a car dealership and stealing a vehicle from it was arrested by Victoria police Thursday afternoon.

Officers were called to a dealership in the 2800-block of Douglas Street shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday for an alarm. Upon investigation, they discovered a suspect had broken into the dealership shortly after midnight, left for several hours and then returned at 4:30 a.m. to steal a vehicle.

Shortly before noon, an off-duty police officer located the stolen vehicle in a parking lot near the Victoria Police Department headquarters at 850 Caledonia Ave.

Thursday, shortly after 3 p.m., police received a report from dealership staff that the man involved had returned to the area. Officers located and arrested him in the 2600-block of Ross Lane, where he was found hiding in a vehicle.

He was transported to cells and held to face several counts of breach of probation. The investigation into the break and enter and vehicle theft remain ongoing.

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