West Shore RCMP are reminding the public to not approach armed suspects after a homeowner chased away a 15-yea-old trying to steal their bike. The teenageer claimed to have a knife on them. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP are reminding the public to not approach armed suspects after a homeowner chased away a 15-yea-old trying to steal their bike. The teenageer claimed to have a knife on them. (Black Press Media file photo)

Don’t chase away armed suspects: West Shore RCMP

Police say teen broke into garage on Jenkins Avenue around 2 a.m.

West Shore RCMP are reminding the public to not approach armed suspects after a homeowner chased away a teenager allegedly trying to steal an e-bike, while claiming to have a knife, in Langford.

Around 1:50 a.m. on Feb. 23, officers responded to reports of a break and enter near the 1000-block of Jenkins Avenue. The homeowner was woken up by noises coming from their garage and found a 15-year-old trying to wheel away their e-bike.

The homeowner chased the teen away and called police, giving them a detailed description of the suspect. Officers arrested a young man for break and enter, uttering threats, theft and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

READ MORE: West Shore RCMP seeks help identifying suspected Skilsaw thief in Langford

Officers found the teen was also breaching conditions of a court-imposed curfew and weapons ban.

“We would like to remind the public not to approach armed suspects,” said Const. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP media relations officer. “Please call the police in these instances.”

ALSO READ: UPDATED: House fire in Langford Monday night deemed not suspicious

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