Dogs go for unexpected joy ride

Stolen car with two dogs inside recovered in Sooke

  • Oct. 9, 2013 2:00 p.m.

One adult male in custody for stealing a vehicle from the Victoria General Hospital.

On October 1, 2013 at approximately 10:37 a.m. the West Shore RCMP responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from the public parking lot at the Victoria General Hospital.

The victim was in the hospital for less then one hour, when he came outside and realized his vehicle had been stolen. The victim left his two dogs in the vehicle and could only assume whomever stole his vehicle had taken his dogs too.

A security guard working at the Victoria General Hospital stated a male had been released from the Emergency Department around the same time the vehicle was stolen. The male asked the hospital staff for a ride to Sooke. The male subsequently left the hospital and was seen in the same area where the vehicle was stolen.

The West Shore RCMP requested the Sooke RCMP be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle. At approximately 11:14 a.m., the Sooke RCMP were successful in locating the stolen vehicle. Both dogs were found inside the vehicle and were unharmed. One male has subsequently been arrested and is currently in custody. The male appeared in court on Wednesday, Oct. 2, facing the recommended charges of Theft and Possession of Stolen Property.

“I would like to remind the public to keep their vehicles locked and secured when left unattended. Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle, and think twice before leaving your dog unattended in your car or truck,” stated Cpl. Raj Sandhu of the West Shore RCMP.

 

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