Ambulance call alerts police to would-be thieves

Man steps through open portion of the floor, falling about 14 feet

Midday Sunday on a construction site can be dangerous if you don’t belong, a pair of would-be thieves learned on Sept. 20.

Oak Bay Police were called to the former Oak Bay High School building, currently being deconstructed, by BC Ambulance Service.

Police say two men had broken into the school site and one stepped through an open portion of the floor, falling about 14 feet. The second man ran out to the street and asked someone to call an ambulance.

When paramedics arrived, they called police to report an industrial accident, said Kent Thom, deputy chief Oak Bay Police.

“We found out those fellows had no authority to be in there and were there for the wrong reasons,” Thom said.

The man who fell was taken to hospital with suspected fractures to his pelvis and vertebrae. The two men are well-known to police and face charges of break and enter with intent.

 

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