A 25-year-old man from Duncan is facing up to 43 charges related to a crime spree involving multiple boat and vehicle thefts.
According to North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, the man was arrested in Maple Bay last Thursday. He has been in custody awaiting a final say on 43 charges related to theft of property, including vehicles and boats, break-ins to residences and motor vehicle act offences. Police said the “one-man crime spree” has spanned across multiple RCMP jurisdictions and one municipal department.
Since last week, the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Street Crime Unit have been working to identify related investigations they believe the man is responsible for.
It is imperative that a comprehensive picture be drawn regarding the extent of his illegal activity prior to his appearance with a Judge next Tuesday, June 20th,” Cpl. Colin Cook, officer in charge of the Street Crime Unit said in a statement.
RCMP have not named the man. However, last Thursday, 25-year-old Robert Nicholas Eriksen of Duncan was arrested after an owner recovered a stolen boat. Eriksen was facing charges of break and enter, theft and stolen property.