A man was arrested in a stolen vehicle on Friday night by Victoria Police patrol officers. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Victoria man arrested in stolen car with drugs and weapons, tied to break and enter

The man now faces multiple charge recommendations

A Victoria man has been connected to a break and enter earlier this month after being arrested in a stolen vehicle by the Victoria Police Department.

On Friday, Victoria Police patrol officers spotted a suspicious vehicle parked at a multi-unit short term rental building in the 100-block of Gorge Road East.

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Officers queried the licence plates on the vehicle, which came back as stolen. As the officers were watching the vehicle, a man returned to it and he was taken into custody.

Police searched the vehicle and recovered weapons, drugs packaged for sale and stolen property including credit cards.

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The recovered items were able to be traced back to a break and enter and theft in the 400-block of Quebec Street on Jan. 11.

The suspect, who has past several convictions for property offences, now faces recommended charges for drug trafficking, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen credit cards, along with breaking and entering.

According to police, the investigation is ongoing.



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