Two men have now been arrested after an Oak Bay man was robbed at gunpoint in his own home last Wednesday.
According to police, the two suspects entered the victim’s residence on the 2000 block of Oak Bay Ave and tried to sell him a number of items.
When the victim refused, the suspects allegedly pulled out what appeared to be a 9 mm handgun and stole several items from the man’s apartment, including a credit card and debit card.
The suspect wielding the gun then remained with the victim in his residence while the other used the victim’s debit card to withdraw money from an ATM.
Shortly after the robbery occurred, Oak Bay Police located and arrested one suspect and were confident that the second arrest would occur in the “very near future”.
Now, less than a week after the incident was reported to police, Sidney RCMP have located and arrested the second suspect without incident.
— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) August 20, 2019
While the offenses differ slightly between the two men, charges against them include robbery while using a firearm, possession of a restricted weapon while prohibited from doing so, uttering threats, theft of a bank card, and failure to comply with previous conditions.
Police had initially released the names and ages of the suspects but rescinded the information after learning that there is a publication ban on this case.
“We don’t know the rationale for [the publication ban],” said Oak Bay Police Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties in a statement. “We have just been advised.”