Unoccupied Oak Bay home target of break-in

Residents reminded to tell police when they'll be away for extended periods of time

A home in the 1800-block of Beach Drive which had been empty for a few days was the target of a break-in sometime between Tuesday and Friday last week.

Stolen were a digital camera, three yellow Motorola walkie- talkies, an Apple Mac hard drive, a Nintendo game station and some loose change.

Residents planning to be away for a significant period of time are encouraged to call the police department in advance. The free security check program sees officers periodically check on empty homes. It’s also wise to inform neighbours of any planned absences and to leave a key with someone.