Two men were arrested after what police say was a busy day of criminal activity in Langford.
In a statement released Tuesday, West Shore RCMP say they were called for reports of an attempted break-in at a property near the 3100 block of Glen Lake Road at around 9:20 a.m. this morning.
The homeowner told police she was returning home after dropping her child off at school when she saw a Dodge Ram 2500 pick up truck in her parking spot.
Then she noticed two men emerging from her home with stolen items in tow. When the suspects saw her, she says they got in the pick up truck and drove off.
The homeowner was able to note the vehicle’s license plate and called police.
West Shore RCMP say officers were able to determine that the truck in question had actually been reported stolen from a different Langford residence earlier in the day.
They spotted the truck driving on 6 Mile Rd in View Royal but when police attempted to pull the truck over, the drivers sped up and eventually stopped when they crashed the vehicle into a rock wall near the entrance to Thetis Lake Park.
That’s when the two men got out of the truck and tried to flee on foot.
“West Shore RCMP Police Dog Section was already on scene along with West Shore RCMP frontline officers, police chased down and caught both suspects,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar in a statement.
“One suspect sustained a dog bite and is being treated for minor injuries.”
A search of the two suspects revealed that they were in possession of weapons including an extendable baton and a concealed knife.
They were arrested for several offences including break and enter and theft from the residence, vehicle theft, dangerous driving and flight from police.
Further investigation is underway and weapons related charges could be forthcoming.