Langford homeowner helps RCMP arrest car thief suspect

Langford homeowner helps RCMP arrest car thief suspect
West Shore RCMP
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A homeowner in Langford is being credited for helping West Shore RCMP arrest a man who allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle into two others on Tuesday.

Just before 1:45 a.m., a West Shore Mountie spotted a 1998 white Ford Escape going north on Millstream Road, which was identified as stolen a day earlier in Victoria.

The officer saw the headlights of the vehicle were not turned on and was being driven dangerously on the roadway.

The Mountie tried to pull the vehicle over, but West Shore RCMP says the suspect tried to flee and drove to McCallum Road.

Police say the suspect crashed the stolen vehicle into two vehicles parked in the driveway of a home in the 600-block of McCallum Road.

West Shore RCMP says the homeowner came out to see what the commotion was all about and saw the suspect get out of the stolen vehicle and try to leave the scene.

“The homeowner held onto the suspect until police arrived moments later. The 24-year-old male suspect is a resident of Victoria who was arrested for possession of stolen property, flight from police and breach of undertaking,” West Shore RCMP Cst. Nancy Saggar said.

“We are thankful of the homeowner’s assistance in this case, however we do not recommend approaching or holding down a suspect as this can be dangerous and unpredictable.”


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