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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by West Shore RCMP after breaking into a Langford home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

On February 23rd at about 1:50 a.m., police say they responded to a report of a break and enter at a residence near the 1000 block of Jenkins Avenue in Langford.

The homeowner was woken by noises coming from their garage. When they went out to see what was going on, they found the teenage suspect in their driveway trying to wheel away their e-bike.

The homeowner chased the suspect, but was then threatened with a knife.

The resident was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect who had taken off on foot. Police were in the area within minutes and located the teenager.

He was arrested for break and enter, uttering threats, theft and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

He was also bound by court order and was breaching his conditions by not abiding by a court-imposed curfew and weapons ban.

The investigation is on-going, and police want to thank the homeowner for their quick actions in calling the police.

“Fortunately the homeowners were not injured in this incident. We would like to remind the public to not approach armed suspects, please call the police in these instances,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.