Bold break-ins happen in daylight

Police on hunt for would-be thieves who took aim at Oak Bay homes last Friday

Oak Bay police are asking residents to keep their eyes open for strangers in their neighbourhoods, after three homes were targeted by thieves Friday – two in broad daylight.

A resident reported that someone tried to pry open the back door to their home and garden shed in the 2400-block of Heron St.

Also during daylight hours, a would-be thief was interrupted breaking into the rear of a home in the 2000-block of Carnarvon St. A man was seen riding a bicycle away from the scene, according to investigators.

That night, the front door to a home in the 700-block of Transit Rd. was forced open and the residence entered.

There was no word on whether anything was stolen from any of the homes.