VicPD arrests man in health care worker’s stolen car Monday

VicPD arrests man in health care worker’s stolen car Monday
Victoria Police
Victoria Police seized this improvised firearm after a search of a stolen car Monday afternoon. The driver was arrested.

Victoria Police says a man is in custody after officers found a Royal Jubilee Hospital health care worker’s stolen vehicle.

The vehicle was spotted in the 1700-block of Douglas Street around 12:30 p.m. Monday, which was stolen the night before.

Not only was the driver arrested, but officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded improvised firearm, knives, a baton, drugs and stolen property.

Police say the firearm, also known as a “Zip Gun”, was equipped to fire 12-gauge shotgun shells.

The man was taken to Royal Jubilee Hospital due to medical concerns and was later released to the police.

VicPD says the file remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Victoria Police at 250-995-7654, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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