A Nanaimo man was arrested Thursday afternoon after police received three break-and-enter calls from Cowichan Bay.

At around 2:30 p.m., North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP received a complaint about a suspicious man on a bicycle who was allegedly casing out a residence on the Trans-Canada Highway in Cobble Hill.

Shortly after that complaint, three residents contacted police, reporting a man had entered (or attempted to enter) their houses in Cowichan Bay. They also reported the man had a backpack and fled on a bicycle.

Two officers in the area saw a man matching the description of the suspect. According to RCMP, the man was immediately recognized by one of the officers due to frequent encounters. The man was arrested. Property later identified as missing from one of the residences was located along with break and enter tools.

Timothy Dafoe of Nanaimo has been charged with break and enter and commit. He was remanded for court in Duncan on July 30, 2019.