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A man was arrested after a violent crime spree across downtown Victoria on Friday.

Victoria Police say the string of incidents began at 8:30 p.m. when the 37-year-old man boarded a BC Transit bus on Douglas Street and attacked the driver.

Shortly afterward, police say, they were called to Government and Courtney Street where the driver of a security vehicle said someone had jumped into the front of the car and tried to grab the keys. The security guard was able to wrestle the keys away from the man.

About 25 minutes later, a man climbed through the driver’s window of a second BC Transit bus, onto the lap of the driver, and tried to take control. He inadvertently turned off the bus as he made his way through the window and three passengers came to the driver’s aid and removed the man from the bus. He then fled the area.

At about 10:30 p.m. police were then called to the 700-block of Johnson Street after a man attempted to steal an occupied vehicle. The people inside were able to fend him off.

The final incident happened at about 11:55 p.m. when police were called to the 200-block of Kingston Street after a report of a man banging and trying to kick in the door of a home.

Police arrived on scene and took the man into custody. He refused to identify himself, but police determined who he was through fingerprints.

but police determined who he was through fingerprints. – See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/one-man-st-patrick-s-day-crime-spree-starts-with-assault-on-bus-driver-1.12441632#sthash.umhuhlvX.dpuf

Police are recommending six charges including assault, two counts of attempted robbery, attempted theft over $5000, mischief, and obstruct police.

David Levasseur, a 37-year old man, remains in custody.

 

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