West Shore RCMP are investigating a string of thefts and attempted thefts that took place last night across several municipalities.
In the first incident, the complainant called police after finding two people attempting to cut the chains off of their bike, and chasing them away.
One suspect was described as a 5’5″ tall man wearing a yellow jacket and carrying bolt cutters, while the second was driving a large yellow van.
“The suspect vehicle is believed to be a U-Haul rental 2019 white GMC Savana with the licence plate of NX4941 which was reported stolen sometime overnight on April 14th from the 2100 block of Sooke Rd and was used in this crime,” reads a statement from RCMP.
This stolen U-Haul vehicle has since been recovered by Saanich Police, and anyone who has information about this vehicle on the morning of April 14th or about the people driving it is asked to contact their local police detachment.
In addition to this theft, West Shore RCMP also received reports of another stolen vehicle from the 2800-block of Hagel Rd in Colwood. This vehicle was later found by police in Victoria.
Officers are also investigating allegations of two vehicles that were broken into and their contents rifled through. One of them was parked on Hagel Rd in Colwood, and another on Goldstream Ave in Langford.
Anyone who has information about these crimes is asked contact West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. You can also report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.