Oak Bay Police have released a photo of a man believed to be a ‘person of interest’ in two separate break and enters at the University of Victoria earlier this year.
In both cases, computer equipment was stolen from the campus, with the first break and enter being reported on January 2nd while the second theft was reported on April 23rd
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In the January incident, police believe that the thief committed the crime several days before the report was received while most students and staff were away on holidays.
“There were two separate B&Es, one in January and one in April,” Deputy Chief Constable Ray Beronties told Victoria Buzz.
“The one that occurred over the Christmas holiday season was reported on January 2nd, but is believed to have occurred over the Christmas break.”
With a photograph of the person of interest now released, police have turned to the community to help identify the man.
We'd very much like to talk to this "person of interest" regarding a couple B&Es that have occurred this year at UVic. #yyj #OakBay @uvic @BCTransit If you know who he is, please call us. (Please don't tweet suspect names) Thx. pic.twitter.com/6r82a4XtYA
— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) August 12, 2019
“At this time we haven’t been able to identify him as a student but we have not ruled that out,” said Beronties. “ It’s possible he was dressed as UVic student to blend in or was a former student.”
“We’re confident someone will see his picture and be able to identify him and contact us or Crime Stoppers.”
Anyone with information on the man is asked to call Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.