Update: Suspect in custody for Dive Store Break and Enter

Friday, October 14, 2016

A Victoria man is in custody and stolen property recovered as the result of an investigation into an early morning break & enter at a dive store in the 1600-block of Blanshard Street on Tuesday morning.

VicPD resources including members from our Community Services Division and our Crime Reduction Unit were utilized and as a result of their work,  a suspect was identified and taken into custody last night.

The suspect, a Victoria man, is known to police. Break and Enter & Possession of Stolen Property charges are being recommended. 

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Original Information: On Tuesday, October 11th, at 6:44 am VicPD received a report of a break and enter in process. Police attended and were unable to locate the suspect.

According to witnesses the man, has a shaved head, dark grey long sleeved sweater and was associated to a dark BMX bike. 

It is believed that the man was wearing a wig and clown mask. There is no information to believe that this is associated to the ‘clown craze’ that has been reported in the media. Several items were taken from the business. The investigation is ongoing and evidence was recovered in the area.