Tip leads to speedy arrest in Langford

Concerned citizen aids West Shore RCMP investigation

The West Shore RCMP are once again thanking the public for their assistance after a tip led to the arrest of a man breaking into a Langford home.

On Friday just after noon, a man wearing a mask was witnessed breaking into a home in the 2700-block of Sooke Rd., which set off the home’s alarm. A description of the suspect was swiftly provided to the local detachment, which flooded the area with officers for containment.

The concerned neighbour also provided police with the suspect’s last known location, the bushes off the Galloping Goose Trail near Jacklin Road and Rowils Crescent.

RCMP patrol and crime reduction unit officers, with assistance from the Saanich police canine unit, located and arrested the suspect, a 26-year-old Colwood man, without incident.

“Once again, the quick reaction of a concerned citizen led police to a successful arrest,” said Const. Alex Bérubé, West Shore RCMP spokesperson.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

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