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Man arrested outside Langford Winners was wanted on seven warrants

West Shore RCMP arrested 41-year-old man after employee reported shoplifing
West Shore RCMP Headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)

A suspected shoplifter was arrested Friday in the parking lot of a Langford mall.

On Feb. 12, an employee at the Winners in Westshore Town Centre reported to police that a man had taken several items and left.

In minutes, West Shore RCMP officers were on scene and saw a man running through the mall parking lot. Police stopped him and recovered several stolen items, including a pair of running shoes suspected to have just been stolen from the store.

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The 41-year-old man was found to be breaching a court order for an unrelated investigation and was wanted on seven outstanding warrants related to investigations from the West Shore, Saanich and Victoria.

“We want to thank the employees for acting quickly and calling the police and helping us catch this wanted man, said Const. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP media relations officer.

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