A woman had her purse stolen inside Saanich Commonwealth Place Thursday night, then discovered her car was gone from the parking lot
A thief struck twice against the same victim at Saanich’s Commonwealth pool Thursday night.
The woman had her purse stolen from the ladies change room at Commonwealth.
When she went out to the parking lot to drive home, she discovered her car had vanished as well.
Turns out the thief found her keys in the purse and saw an opportunity.
“It certainly is a crime of opportunity,” says Saanich Police Sgt. Jereme Leslie.
“There a lot of keys will have a fob with them and makes it easily identifiable to a crook to find your car in the parking lot.”
Leslie says it wasn’t the only theft from the change room yesterday.
A cell phone was stolen from another victim.
Police are reviewing surveillance video from Commonwealth and reminding people to always lock up their belongings when at a public facility.