VIDEO: Hidden camera captures Colwood thief in action

Man takes boots, helmet, personal belongings from Aldeane home

A hidden camera captured a man taking items from the front porch of a Colwood home last week.

Cora Ringheim posted the video to the Colwood Community Association Facebook group on Friday.

“This guy came onto our property, took our personal stuff including our 10-year-old’s bike helmet! It has been reported to RCMP,” she said.

Ringheim commented that her home is in the Aldeane neighbourhood.

RELATED: Bike thief steals elderly man’s electric-assist bike

RELATED: Bike thief seen on video, found after she rode stolen bike to RCMP office

Const. Nancy Saggar of the West Shore RCMP said it’s important to keep in mind that if something is valuable to you, it’s likely valuable to someone else.

“It’s going to be objects that are easy to flip – either sell online or go to a pawn shop,” she said.

When an incident, such as the one in Colwood, is reported Saggar said RCMP start by sharing the video internally to see if any local members can identify the individual. If that doesn’t work the video could be disseminated to police departments across the Capital Regional District or to Crime Stoppers.

If there is still no ID, the footage might be released to the public.

“In order to release something to the public it has to be a video or even a picture that is somewhat identifiable,” Saggar said. “Even if someone can say from their build or clothing – that’s not enough for us to go and make an arrest but that’s definitely enough for us to go and find that person and talk to them.”

Saggar recommends keeping items locked up if possible and taking down serial number for bikes and electronics, so they can be identified later.

RELATED: Chaos on the West Shore: RCMP respond to canoe theft, suspicious wires and more



nina.grossman@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Sentence handed down for sex assaults committed more than 30 years ago

Man in his 80s will serve a conditional sentence in the community

Simon Keith undergoes second heart transplant

Former pro athlete turned transplant advocate gets another chance

Saanich police continue to search for attacker in Gordon Head sexual assault

Police urge residents to remain vigilant, lock doors and windows

Victoria amalgamation committee meeting for first time

The citizen’s assembly will hold its inaugural meeting on Tuesday

Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre

Police say the gunman in the shooting that killed 50 acted alone

Mining company fined $70,000 after two workers killed in B.C. truck crash

Broda Construction pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe workplace at Cranbrook rock quarry

B.C. argues it cannot stop Trans Mountain, but it can protect environment

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says only Ottawa has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines

B.C. poverty plan combines existing spending, housing programs

Target is to lift 140,000 people out of poverty from 2016 level

Avalanche warning issued for all B.C. mountains

Warm weather to increase avalanche risk: Avalanche Canada

Temperature records dating back to 1947 broken in B.C.

The Squamish airport recorded the hottest temperature in the province (and Canada) on Sunday: 21.3 C

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick retires in wake of SNC-Lavalin case

Jody Wilson-Raybould accused Wernick of pressuring her to head off criminal charges for the firm

Dutch tram shooting suspect arrested, say police

Police say three people were killed in the shooting Monday and five wounded

Canada extends Iraq and Ukraine military missions to 2021 and 2022

Extension is part of efforts to curb Russian aggression and to fight against Islamic militants

Most Read