Swing and a miss for clumsy Langford vandal

Saanich police are hunting for a 19-year-old Langford man after he dropped his wallet near the scene of a crime.

Saanich police are hunting for a 19-year-old Langford man who dropped his wallet near the scene of a crime.

Just after midnight on Dec. 29, police were called to Victoria Bingo Palace on Tillicum Road after witnesses saw a male and female smashing a window with a baseball bat.

Officers found the female suspect near the Chevron station on the Trans-Canada Highway. A K9 unit soon spotted the male suspect hiding behind nearby shrubs, who then fled on foot and eluded capture.

Fortunately, police investigators scored a bingo after finding a wallet about 30 feet from the smashed window at the Bingo Palace. After discussions with the young woman and a witness, police believe the wallet belongs to the Langford man.

“We’re seeking this male. We have his wallet in our care … and he’s welcome to come and claim it,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen.

The only piece of ID in the wallet was a birth certificate, Jantzen said, so officers don’t have a current address. If the man does not come forward in the coming days, a warrant for his arrest will be issued.

Saanich police headquarters is located at 760 Vernon Ave.


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