West Shore RCMP has arrested two male suspects on charges of break and enter, theft and flight from police. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

West Shore RCMP and police dogs chase down two break and enter suspects

Two men have been arrested on charges of break and enter, theft and flight from police

West Shore RCMP and police dogs chased down and arrested two men Tuesday morning after receiving reports of a stolen vehicle and a break and enter.

On Oct. 13 at 9:20 a.m., a Langford woman called the police after returning home from dropping off her child and finding two men leaving her home with stolen items, according to an RCMP news release.

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Seeing her, the men jumped into a Dodge Ram 2500 truck and took off. Luckily, the homeowner was able to record the truck’s licence plate and reported it to police.

Police determined the vehicle had been reported stolen from another Langford residence earlier that morning.

An officer spotted the vehicle on 6 Mile Road in View Royal and attempted to pull the driver over.

However, the driver took off at a high speed and police were only able to catch them after the driver crashed the stolen truck into a rock wall near the entrance to Thetis Lake Park. The suspects then fled on foot.

Officers and members of the West Shore RCMP Police Dog Section chased down and caught both suspects.

One suspect sustained a dog bite and is being treated for minor injuries.

The men were arrested for numerous offences, including break and enter, theft from residence, vehicle theft, dangerous driving and flight from police.

One suspect was also found to be carrying an extendable baton and concealed knife.

The investigation is still underway and the suspects remain in custody.

READ ALSO: UPDATED: West Shore RCMP locate dangerous, ‘high-risk sex offender’ thanks to help of taxi cab driver


 

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