July 30, 2020

 

On July 15, 2020 a resident in the 1800 block of Feltham Road reported that during the night someone had broken into a detached building on his property and stolen some construction equipment valued at over $2,000. Saanich Police attended and opened an investigation.

On July 27, 2020 the resident was browsing online used ads and noticed two of his stolen items were listed for sale. He provided this update to the Saanich Police.

The investigation led officers to a home in the 1800 block of Harvard Place. A search warrant was executed on July 28 and both items were located, recovered and returned to the owner.

“The owner of the items had previously recorded the serial numbers of the expensive tools which made it quite clear that the property recovered was in fact his. We recommend that in addition to recording serial numbers, owners should take photographs and make notes of any unique markings on items that could assist police in proving ownership should the items be recovered.”

No arrests have yet been made however the investigation into this property crime file continues.

                                                                                                            

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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