Victoria Police arrest man found with stolen car linked to armed robbery


Victoria Police have arrested a man found with a stolen car that has been linked to an investigation into an armed robbery of a marijuana storefront in the 3100 of Harriett Street Tuesday night.

Police took down a man late Wednesday afternoon in the backyard of a home near Obed Avenue.

After pursuing a black vehicle Tuesday night that turned out not to be linked to marijuana store robbery, police turned their attention to a stolen grey BMW 335i, with BC license plate BA5 34P, which was a few blocks away from the take down.

The man’s get-away attempt startled nearby residents.

“We just heard someone crashing over the corner of our fence,” said neighbour Urania Levinson.

“Next thing we know the cops are in the back yard and he’s down.”

“The fences were rotten, so he didn’t make it over cause the fences collapsed under his weight.”

Police are urging marijuana storefronts to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from robberies.

Andy NealAndy Neal

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