The Victoria Radio Controlled Modelers Society’s (VRCMS) “Red Baron” triplane has been returned, following its suspected theft in recent weeks.
The club says that someone from Michel’s Farm noticed the plane in the ditch right outside of the VRCMS’ flying field, in Central Saanich earlier this week.
The club is glad it has been returned but is still hoping their commercial lawnmower that is still missing will be found.
“Its a step in the right direction… but again it’s the lawnmower that going to cost us ten-grand to replace. It’s not sitting well with us.” Said Ryan Cartmell, president of the VRCMS.
The society hosts “Victoria’s Largest Little Airshow”, an event that many enthusiasts and families attend during the summer.
It showcases remote-controlled aircraft of many types from modern jet fighters to old First World War aircraft, like the stolen Triplane.
The items were allegedly stolen around one week ago, when members arrived to find their front gate and storage container had been broken into on their flying field.
Anyone with information is asked to call Central Saanich police at (250) 652-4441 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-8477.