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Suspect sought after string of break-ins and vehicle theft in Oak Bay


Remember to lock your vehicle’s door overnight if you live in Oak Bay.

On December 20th at approximately 10 a.m., Oak Bay Police officers attended a home in the 2500-block of Lansdowne Road for a report of a stolen vehicle.

According to police, a 1998 white Jeep Cherokee had been stolen from the residence where it was parked in the driveway overnight.

While investigating this incident, neighbouring residences of the house in which the car was stolen from reported that their vehicles had been broken into overnight and some items were missing from the vehicles.

CCTV footage caught a lone suspect in a black hooded jacket, although police have yet to determine their identity.

Police found the stolen Jeep Cherokee two days later on December 22nd. VicPD identified the vehicle as stolen after locating it in downtown Victoria on Douglas Street. 

The vehicle in question was not damaged and has since been returned to the owner.

Oak Bay Police will continue their investigation into the matter.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding this crime, call Oak Bay Police at (250) 592-2424 or to report anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Curtis Blandy

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