Two arrested after Otter Point break-ins

The thefts are believed to be related to several “thefts of opportunity” in the Otter Point area, police say.

  • Oct. 28, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Sooke RCMP arrested two men on Robinson Road Friday after they were caught with instruments used for breaking into houses.

The thefts are believed to be related to several “thefts of opportunity” in the Otter Point area, police say.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur said the Tugwell and Robinson roads in the Otter Point area has seen increased suspicious activity recently.

“We ask people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity, regardless of if they are in that area or not,” McArthur said.

Some residents also reported having individuals hanging around their property, or knocking at their doors looking for someone, particularly late at night and in the early morning hours.

A red car and a motorhome, suspected in the crime spree, were seen in the area, but the vehicles can easily change as well, McArthur said.

According to an anonymous reader, the red car may be a Mazda RX-8 sport coupe, and both vehicles, the car and the motorhome, were seen lurking into private yards and driveways in the Langford area before being spotted in the Otter Point area on October 20.

In response to “concentrated” suspicious activity in the Otter Point area, police patrols are increasing and the investigation is ongoing.

The two men were charged for theft and released, pending their next court appearance.

 

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