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A 63-year-old Victoria man, previously convicted of kidnapping and sexual assault, was arrested in Esquimalt after he reportedly tried to enter a woman’s home this week.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23rd, VicPD responded to a report that neighbours were holding a man found trying to break into a residence in the vicinity of Fleming Beach in Esquimalt.

Officers attended the scene, taking custody of the suspect without incident.

Other witnesses reported that the suspect attempted to enter a woman’s residence through a window, but when the woman spotted the suspect she screamed for help, which alerted the neighbours.

Several neighbours confronted the suspect, but the man fled the area on foot.

A chase ensued, and eventually he was held him until VicPD arrested him.

The suspect is now being held in custody until he faces recommended charges of trespassing at night, break and enter, and assault at court.

If you have any information on the suspect contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

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