A 9-1-1 call drew Oak Bay police officers to a break in, in progress at a business on Oak Bay Avenue around 4 a.m. today (May 17). Reports were of a man and a woman breaking into the business.
At 4am last nt, a couple broke into a business on #oakbay ave…stealing cash & a tablet. Within 2 mins of receiving call, OBPD had 1 in custody & stolen property recovered. Warrant being issued for other suspect (as officers ID'ed him). ðŸ‘#whileyouweresleeping pic.twitter.com/NFvpUwKHNv
— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) May 17, 2018
“Our officers raced to the scene, and within two minutes, located two suspicious individuals a short distance away,” said Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties. “The male threw the stolen cash on the ground and fled on foot but police had already identified him.”
A woman was found with a stolen tablet and arrested. Oak Bay police plan to request a warrant for the man. They believe all of the stolen property was recovered.
“As a resident myself, its nice to know that while we’re sleeping, our officers are patrolling and able to respond so quickly when needed,” Bernoties said. “We have a few very tired officers completing their paperwork but despite being in their 16th hour of work, their spirits are high as it’s rewarding to successfully solve a B&E so quickly.”