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A stolen trailer and its contents have been returned to their rightful owner, after Sidney/North Saanich RCMP received a tip from a concerned citizen.

On the morning of April 8th, a local resident reported to the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP that they noticed some activity happening near the sewage plant on Sa Su Road that might be suspicious.

When Sidney RCMP arrived on scene, they located an enclosed trailer that appeared to be broken into.

After investigating further, they determined that the trailer had been stolen from Malaview Avenue in Sidney, where it had was storing with thousands of dollars in welding equipment that was now missing.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP were able to locate some of the stolen items in the following days, and a suspect was identified.

Sidney RCMP General Investigations conducted many inquiries with local businesses throughout Sidney, looking to locate video surveillance identifying the suspects.

The Forensic Identification Section out of Victoria was also asked to assist with this investigation, and a search warrant was drafted for the remainder of the stolen items, which were recovered at a later date.

“This file shows the hard work done by the members of the Sidney RCMP everyday,” says Detachment Commander Sgt Wayne Conley.

“The victim got their property back and can get back to work, and a suspect was identified. This file was successful because of the help of the public in identifying the vehicle used in the theft, and because of the extra effort put in by the investigators.”

This file is still under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Sidney North Saanich RCMP Detachment, their local police, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).