Two businesses in downtown Victoria fell prey to similar break and enters over the past weekend, says Victoria Police.
In a statement released Monday morning, VicPD said they are investigating after two similar “smash and grab” incidents took place at businesses this weekend.
On Saturday, police received a report that someone had smashed the glass door and entered a business in the 900-block of Gordon Street at some time overnight.
The suspect then stole several hundred dollars from the cash register and made away without triggering any alarms or being recorded on surveillance cameras.
A similar incident occurred the next day.
A business in the 900-block of Fort Street reported that early Sunday morning, someone had broken the glass on the front door of the business, gotten in, and stolen the cash float.
This time, the suspect did trigger an alarm at around 6 a.m., but again was not captured on surveillance.
Victoria Police are investigating these incidents, and at the same time, using them as a reminder to business owners.
“Officers are reminding business owners to never leave cash in registers overnight, turn on security alarms, and ensure video surveillance captures the front door to the business,” reads their statement.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.