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An attempted break-in at an educational facility in Victoria last week was thwarted by an employee and their dog.

In a media release, VicPD say they were called to a college in the 2600-block of Douglas Street for a report of an interrupted break Thursday morning.

Just before 7:30 a.m., an employee, who had their dog with them, observed a man in an area of the building that was not yet open, and told the person he was not allowed to be there.

Instead of leaving, police say the suspect approached the employee whose dog began to growl and bark at the intruder.

Police say the dog then charged the man, at which time he fled the building.

After reporting the incident to police, staff searched the area and discovered that a significant number of items had been stolen, some of which were later found outside of the building.

The suspect is described as being in his 30s or 40s and between 5’7 and 5’9 in height. He had a medium build and weighed about 160-pounds. He is either Caucasian or Hispanic with shorter brown hair and was wearing dark boots, dark jeans, and a dark coloured hooded sweatshirt with a dark coloured shirt underneath.

At the time of the incident, he had a backpack and was carrying an orange duffle bag.

Anyone with information about the incident or surveillance video from the area is asked to contact VicPD at 250-995-7654.

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