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Weekly Media Release August 12 – August 18, 2019

On August 12th the Oak Bay Police Department were dispatched to a Break and Enter that had just occurred and both of their vehicles had been stolen.  One vehicle was recovered shortly after in Victoria and the second vehicle was recovered in Victoria the next day.  Oak Bay members are currently investigating including the review of various surveillance videos.  If you have any information please contact the Oak Bay Police Department.

On August 15th Oak Bay Police received a theft report in the 3000 block of Westdowne Rd.  The homeowner left their garage door open over night and their Homelite Gas Powered Trimmer was stolen.  If you see your neighbour’s garage door open, please let them know.

On August 15th Saanich Police Department reported one of their Municipal Trucks had been stolen.  Oak Bay Police located and followed the vehicle on to Cavendish St where the vehicle stopped and the driver fled on foot.  With the help of Saanich PD and their K9 unit the suspect was caught, arrested and charged (previously reported).

On August 16th Oak Bay Police were dispatched to a robbery with a firearm that had occurred on August 14th in the 2000 block of Oak Bay Ave.  Two suspects entered an apartment attempting to sell the occupant some items.  When the occupant was not interested one of the suspects pulled out what appeared to be a 9 mm handgun.  Various items were stolen along with a credit and debit card.  The suspect with the gun stayed behind while the other suspect went to the ATM to withdraw money.  One suspect is now in custody.  Investigation is continuing and we anticipate a 2nd arrest in the very near future.  *This information was not shared publicly earlier due to some sensitivities involved in the file and the fact that it was a targeted event.

“A robbery at gun point is not a common offence in Oak Bay, however, it is important to note that this was a targeted event.  I’m very pleased with the investigation conducted by our officers which led to a swift arrest of one of the suspects and a probable second arrest in the very near future.”  Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties

On August 16th Oak Bay Police received a report of Mischief in the 1900 blk of Bee St.  The complainant reported that the passenger side door of her vehicle appeared to have been “keyed”.  No suspects.  Investigation ongoing.

On August 16th Oak Bay Police received a report of a suspicious person in the 2500 block of Windsor Rd.  The complainant observed a female inside the fenced area of the property and when confronted she stated she was looking for someone who did not live at that address. 

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