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A search warrant executed by Saanich Police has resulted in the arrest of two men, who have been charged in relation to several property crimes and thefts.

On Wednesday, April 15th Saanich Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3500-block of Shelbourne Street to look for a bicycle stolen during a break-in at a nearby secure parking garage on April 7th.

Police found evidence related to the break-and-enter during their search, as well as a dirt bike they discovered was stolen and a small utility trailer that had also been reported as stolen on that same day.

After the search was executed, a 22-year-old man and a 60-year-old man were both arrested and charged with break-and-enter, theft under $5,000, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Both men reside in Saanich, and now have court dates set for July.

Saanich Police have noted a spike in property crime over the past several weeks, including thefts, shoplifting, break-and-enters and thefts from cars.

Cst. Markus Anastasiades says that “additional measures” are being taken to deter property crime, and to investigate each incident.

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