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Suspect arrested after RCMP officer, citizen recognize man from security video

Images show someone breaking into a Fort Street business, stealing cashbox
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Victoria police arrested a man who was videoed on a security camera taking a cashbox from a Fort Street business earlier this month. The man was arrested after a West Shore RCMP officer and a community member recognized him from the video and reached out to investigators. Black Press File Photo

Victoria police arrested a suspect related to video captured on a security camera earlier this month.

The images showed someone taking a cashbox from a Fort Street business.

The suspect in the case was arrested after a West Shore RCMP officer and a community member recognized him from the video and reached out to investigators.

Victoria police released video after the break and enter to the business in the 700-block of Fort Street was reported on March 11. The business owner found the front door damaged and the cashbox missing — but it was located a short distance away — when they arrived that day.

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VicPD located and arrested the suspect in the 800-block of Pandora Avenue on March 26.

Police said he had a history of property crime and is tied to another break and enter investigation. He found to be violating court-ordered conditions banning him from possession of particular break and enter tools.

The man faces recommended charges of break and enter, possession of break and enter tools and breaching a court-ordered condition.


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