(Juan de Fuca Rec Centre/Photo by Rita Omogolor - Google)

This may come as a form of vicarious justice for anyone who’s ever had something stolen from a public locker.

On Friday, June 14th at around 2:30 p.m., West Shore RCMP received a call from a complainant who advised that they were following a man who had just stolen some items from the change rooms at the Juan de Fuca Recreational Centre in Colwood.

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RCMP promptly attended the scene and were able to locate and arrest the suspect within minutes. Upon searching him, they recovered a cell phone and also a steel saw that could be used as a break-in tool.

The suspect has been identified as Gregory Cunningham and is charged with Theft under $5,000. Cunningham has since been released from custody on Recognizance of Bail with several conditions including a ban on entering within 20 meters of Juan de Fuca Recreational Centre.

“We want to say thank you to the complainant who called the police right away and was able to provide crucial information on the suspect’s description and whereabouts,” says Cst. Nancy Saggar.

“The Bike Unit was able to spot the suspect and rode right up next to him.”

At the time of his arrest, Cunningham was bound by an existing court order from an investigation that was conducted by Sooke RCMP last montnh, where he was charged with several offences including being in possession of break-in instruments.