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Internet aids in cell phone recovery

Owners of two stolen cell phones got their communications back after police intervention.

In the first, the owner of a phone reported stolen June 24 from Willows Beach, noticed it for sale on the internet and contacted police on July 5. Oak Bay officers identified and located a suspect in possession of two stolen cell phones and a laptop computer from residential break and enter in the West Shore area. The suspect was released to appear in court at a later date for theft under $5,000.

The same day police heard from another cell phone owner who received a message on social media that she could have her cell phone back for cash. Police located and arrested a suspect in possession of the stolen phone and are recommending charges of possession of stolen property.


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