After a series of eleven break and enters at UVic dating back to June 2021, Saanich Police announced they have made an arrest in connection with the incidents.
According to Saanich PD, nine of the eleven break and enters occurred in the last month and a half, with the suspect stealing property such as generators, tools, electronics, and other items.
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on January 12th, the suspect triggered an alarm at the UVic Bookstore.
UVic campus security officers arrived on scene where they located a man coming out of the store.
The man fled the area and was unable to be located when police arrived.
Evidence obtained from this incident and several others pointed investigators to a suspect with a history of property related crimes.
On January 16th, officers located and arrested a 38-year-old man they believe was responsible for several of the on-campus break ins.
The investigation is ongoing, with officers working to locate the stolen property from previous incidents.
The man was released with conditions and a court date for criminal charges of Break and Enter.