Witness helps solve computer tablet theft

Saanich police located and arrested a man who had six tablets on him

After a witness watched a break and enter and robbery of a business, Saanich PD were able to locate and arrest a man last Sunday night.

A pedestrian noticed a silhouette in a closed business in the 3300-block of Oak Street at about 7:15 p.m. They thought it odd, as the person in the store seemed to be standing near a display case of electronic tablets. The witness then noticed the front glass door of the business had been smashed out.

The witness called police and gave a detailed description of the thief as he left the business.

Police soon located and arrested a man one block away, in the 3300-block of Douglas St., who had six tablets on him. A police dog was later able to track the scent of the suspect from the business to the location he was arrested.

A 29-year-old Victoria resident, well known to police, is now facing charges of break and entry, possession of breaking instruments and a breach of bail, related to two previous charges of break and enter.

kwells@saanichnews.com