West Shore RCMP have arrested a man who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, while he and an accomplice were attempting to steal from a casino in View Royal.
On October 31st at around 9 a.m., police attended to reports of an attempted theft at Elements Casino in View Royal.
Two men were stopped by security staff as they tried to carry a box full of items belonging to the casino out from the parking garage area.
When confronted by security staff, the two dropped the box and fled on foot. Police were called and within minutes, located the pair at the McDonald’s near the casino.
One of the suspects, a young male, was wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant. He was arrested for the warrant and for breaching their probation conditions as they were found to be in possession of liquor and methamphetamine.
The second person attempting to steal from Elements Casino was also arrested for his crime.
RCMP spokesperson Cst. Nancy Saggar says police cannot release the name of the suspect as he is a young person whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
She tells Victoria Buzz that the arrest warrant was issued after the suspect breached the conditions of release while he was was serving a sentence for a previous crime.
He remains in police custody at this time.