Weekly Media Release September 21 – 27, 2020

The Oak Bay Police received 5 theft from automobile reports and all vehicles believed to have been left unlocked:

• 2100 block Florence Street – Binoculars, cash and gloves stolen. Value $750.00 value (OB 20-2981).
• 2000 block Foul Bay Rd – Work Safe Vest, Internet Puck and a measuring tool stolen. Value $500.00 (OB 20-2999).
• 2000 block Byron Street – Ipod, Sunglasses, Binoculars and glasses stolen. Value 1000.00 (OB 20-3015).
• 900 Runnymede – Wallet, sports bag and cash stolen. Value $200 (OB 20-3038).
• 2600 block Heron Street – Gas siphoned from vehicle (filled up the night before). Value $60.00 (OB 20-3038).

On September 21st the Oak Bay police department received a Fraud report. The complainant reported that the CRA called her and advised that she owed money. The victim paid a total of $9800.00 in Bitcoin to an unknown individual. ***The Oak Bay Police want to remind everyone that the CRA will not contact you by phone and threaten or coerce you into paying a tax bill. Please do not provide any personal information or make payment to anyone claiming to be the CRA over the phone or email*** (OB 20-2992).

On September 22nd the Oak Bay Police received a report of a stolen bicycle in the 500 block of Linkleas Avenue from an open garage. The bicycle was valued at $1200.00. The bicycle was later recovered by Victoria Police. (OB 20-2996).

On September 27th the Oak Bay Police received a report of a mischief that had occurred in the 2000 block of Cadboro Bay Road. The complainant reported a window had been smashed and she could see a planter on the floor inside. It was later confirmed that this was a break and enter and some ice cream bars were stolen. File still under investigation. (20-3044).

On September 27th the Oak Bay Police received a report of a male trying to open the back door of a house in the 2300 block of Middowne Road. The male was located nearby and advised he had slept in a park on Richmond Road and believed his friend booked him an Air BNB in the area and he was trying to locate it. The male apologized and was driven out of the area. (OB 20-3046)

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