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A Victoria man is facing charges related to stolen property and weapons and drugs possession after he was arrested for stealing a car.

Victoria Police officers spotted a suspicious vehicle parked at a short term rental apartment building in the 100 block of Gorge Road East on Friday, January 17th.

Upon running the license plates, they found that the car had been reported stolen.

As police watched the car, they observed a man returning to it and took him into custody. They then searched the suspect and found stolen property including credit cards, as well as weapons and drugs packaged for sale.

The items found on the suspect also led police to connect him to a break-and-enter and theft incident that occurred at an apartment building in the the 400-block of Quebec Street on January 11th.

The suspect is known to have several convictions for property-related crimes in the past.

Police are now recommending charges for drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen credit cards, and breaking and entering.