Victoria police seized $30,000 worth of stolen property from a storage unit during a strike force investigation. (File contributed/VicPD)

VicPD seize $30,000 of stolen property after storage locker raid

The owner of the storage locker was the subject of a stolen property investigation

A Victoria Police Department specialized task force seized approximately $30,000 worth of stolen property after an investigation into a prolific property offender led them to a storage locker.

On Tuesday, April 14, the VicPD Strike Force began an investigation into a man suspected to be in possession of a large amount of stolen property.

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At around 5 p.m., officers used a search warrant to open a storage locker associated with the man in the 3900-block of Quadra Street.

The recovered property included power tools, liquor and many other items. Many of the items are traceable, while others still have their anti-theft tags attached.

Since March 15, VicPD has seen a 25 per cent increase in property crime, with an overall increase of 22 per cent for all VicPD calls.

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Anyone with information about property crime offenders can call the strike force line directly at 250-995-7260. Otherwise, people can call the VicPD non-emergency line at 250- 995-7654. To report anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Victoria police seized $30,000 worth of stolen property from a storage unit during a strike force investigation. (File contributed/VicPD)

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