Cash and a tablet were reported stolen, and quickly recovered, this morning in Oak Bay. (OBPD photo)

Oak Bay officers make quick work of break and enter this morning

Cash, tablet recovered after report of break in at 4 a.m.

A 9-1-1 call drew Oak Bay police officers to a break in, in progress at a business on Oak Bay Avenue around 4 a.m. today (May 17). Reports were of a man and a woman breaking into the business.

“Our officers raced to the scene, and within two minutes, located two suspicious individuals a short distance away,” said Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties. “The male threw the stolen cash on the ground and fled on foot but police had already identified him.”

A woman was found with a stolen tablet and arrested. Oak Bay police plan to request a warrant for the man. They believe all of the stolen property was recovered.

“As a resident myself, its nice to know that while we’re sleeping, our officers are patrolling and able to respond so quickly when needed,” Bernoties said. “We have a few very tired officers completing their paperwork but despite being in their 16th hour of work, their spirits are high as it’s rewarding to successfully solve a B&E so quickly.”


 

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