Victoria Police are asking for more information after arresting two people with a fake gun following a report of an armed break and enter Monday.
“I heard over a loudspeaker ‘Come out, put your hands up!’ then I heard a lot of screaming, commotion, some dogs barking,” said David Drew, who lives nearby, told CHEK News Monday.
VicPD says Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) responded to a report of an armed break and enter to a multi-unit residential building on the 400-block of Simcoe Street in James Bay just after 8:15 a.m. Monday.
“The caller reported that the two people were in a work area in the building and appeared to be impaired by drugs or alcohol. The caller also reported that what looked like a handgun was next to the two people,” said VicPD in a statement.
Patrol officers attended first and set up a perimeter before GVERT was activated “out of an abundance of caution.”
Just before 11 a.m., two people were taken into custody without incident or injuries. CHEK News cameras were there at the scene and confirmed two men were arrested.
“The reported handgun was determined to be a realistic airsoft gun,” said Victoria Police.
Police ask anyone with information about this incident who has yet to speak with an officer to call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.