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Several divisions of the Victoria Police Department joined forces with Reserve Constables and members of the general public on Thursday night to track down and arrest a man who was wanted in connection with a home invasion.

At around 9 p.m., officers from the community services division spotted the man in a vehicle at Cook and Bay Streets. This individual was wanted by Victoria Police for his role in a home invasion that involved knives and a firearm.

When officers followed the man and told him to stop, he exited his vehicle and fled the scene.

That is when officers from various VicPD divisions (Patrol, Investigative Services, K9), an off-duty Reserve Constable, and several citizens united in the Quadra Village neighbourhood to give chase on foot.

The manhunt lasted about an hour, and the suspect was arrested at around 10 p.m. near Vancouver and Empress streets, all thanks to this humongous team effort!