hit and run

Last week saw a plethora of one specific type of crime, keeping officers busy in Oak Bay.

A total of five thefts from vehicles were reported in the municipality during the week of February 17th, with three of the incidents being reported on the same day.

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On Wednesday February 19th, a resident in the 1000 block of Oliver Street reported that someone had smashed in a window of their vehicle and stolen personal electronic items and other property.

In this incident, police were able to recover some of the stolen property and arrest a suspect. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

That same day, an individual broke into a vehicle in the 2300 block of Windsor Road by forcing the driver door open and stole some personal items.

Again on February 19th, a resident in the 1800 block of Foul Bay Road told police their vehicle had been broken into overnight and items were stolen. In this case, the vehicle was unlocked.

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Later, on February 22nd, two people living in the 900 block of Deal Street reported that their vehicles had been broken into sometime overnight. One vehicle had nothing stolen from it, but the other had some loose change taken.

The next day, Oak Bay Police received a report of a bright orange Radwagon electric bike stolen from the 1900 block of Bee Street. The bike had been locked outside at around 9 p.m. on February 23rd.

No suspects have been identified and the investigation continues for the four aforementioned cases.

In another vehicle-related incident in Oak Bay last week, a car owner reported that their vehicle had been damaged overnight.

An individual had apparently jumped on the bumper of the car, causing the fender to detach. No suspects have been identified in this case.

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