Saanich resident has truck stolen twice in four days

A Saanich man was reunited with his truck – for the second time this week – after the vehicle was stolen twice in four days.

A Saanich man was reunited with his truck Tuesday – for the second time this week – after the vehicle was stolen and recovered twice in four days.

The grey 2004 Mazda B2200 was first stolen from his driveway, in the 200-block of Crease Ave., overnight Friday (May 25). The owner says he left his jacket, with keys to his house and truck, inside the vehicle.

On May 26, the man’s sister spotted the truck parked on Whitehead Place in Colwood, and it was towed to the Saanich police department where it was put through forensic analysis, then returned to the owner.

While the man was advised by police to change his house and truck locks, as his keys were still missing, the suspects returned before that was possible.

The truck was stolen from the driveway, again, around 10:30 p.m. Monday. The owner heard two males laughing, and his truck speed away.

Saanich police were dispatched to the area, and officers spotted the vehicle driving along on Interurban Road. They followed it on to the Trans-Canada Highway.

When the vehicle passed into View Royal, Saanich police handed the file to West Shore RCMP.

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen says the vehicle “made a quick turn and left at a high rate of speed” and officers lost sight of the truck.

He says the truck was not lost as a result of jurisdictional issues and the transferring of files between police forces.

“Everything was done right,” Jantzen said. “We will (continue following a vehicle into another municipality), and once adequate resources from neighbouring jurisdictions are available, we then turn it over.”

The truck was recovered again Tuesday night. Jantzen says it was found in the area of Whitehead Place again.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Police are asking anyone with information on these thefts to call 250-475-4321.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

Just Posted

More than 900 new units planned for Langford Lake development

Council still has to sign-off on rezoning application

Hey Amazon, the bid’s in the mail: Langford mayor

The City of Langford has officially submitted its bid to become the home of Amazon HQ2.

Art has become a lifestyle for local resident

Coast Collective’s latest exhibit celebrates all things late fall

Deadline looming for youth transitional housing

Province says funding for 10 units not available at this time

UPDATE: Crash knocks out power to parts of Saanich

Power outage results in stores at Uptown being closed Saturday morning

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

EDITORIAL: It’s time to change the sexual assault conversation

The words “Me Too” are taking social media by storm this week,… Continue reading

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Event puts pets in the picture for Halloween

Pets West holding Halloween party Oct. 29 at its Broadmead Village location

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Most Read