Police nab property offender on crime spree


Submitted / Sunshine Coast RCMP
May 28, 2014 04:02 PM

A 34-year-old Sunshine Coast man is facing a variety of charges in connection to a string of recent property thefts.

On May 20 around 4:30 a.m., Sunshine Coast RCMP received a report of a theft in progress off Mintie Road in Halfmoon Bay.

“While responding to the incident, police encountered a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed coming from the general area of the theft and initiated a traffic stop,” said Cpl. Steve Chubey in a news release. “Upon approaching the vehicle, police noticed that the vehicle was full of suspected stolen property and the driver, a 34-year-old man, was arrested shortly thereafter.”

Chubey said after taking an inventory of the property, police were able to confirm that a large portion of the property had been linked to thefts that had occurred overnight.

As a result, the male was charged with two counts of break and enter and two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000. The suspect was released on a recognizance and made his first court appearance in Sechelt provincial court on May 28.

Chubey said police have cleared the male of any involvement with the attempted theft on Mintie Road.

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