Colwood man admits to Saanich robbery

A 26-year-old Colwood man turned himself it to West Shore RCMP on Wednesday after a liquor store break-in in last month in Saanich.

On Aug. 28 at 11:30 p.m., two men in ski masks forced open the front doors of the Broadmead Liquor Store and stole six bottles of Captain Morgan rum and seven bottles of Gran Marnier.

Saanich police investigators obtained video of the suspects, with and without the masks on, and posted images on their website. One of the suspects walked into the West Shore detachment on Sept. 7 and surrendered.

A Saanich officer arrested him and transferred him to Saanich police headquarters for booking.

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said the Colwood man “hasn’t been forthcoming on the identity of his accomplice, although we have some leads.” The man is well known to police across the region, Jantzen said.

The suspect provided a statement about his involvement in the liquor store break-in and faces charges related to break and enter and mischief to property.

The booze was sold to friends for a small amount of money, Jantzen said.



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