RCMP reunite theft victim with property

Three days after a break and enter to his home, an elderly man is well on his way to reuniting with his stolen property thanks to the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

“A Valley family is very happy despite the recent break and enter,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Krista Hobday.

She said relatives called police on Feb. 18 to report their elderly father’s Sherman Road-area home had been broken into between Feb. 14 and Feb. 18 and “a substantial amount of property was stolen.” “Family members submitted descriptions of the stolen items and hoped for the best,” Hobday said.

The RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section found fingerprints, took photographs and photocopied receipts during their investigation.

Armed with a search warrant, police entered a residence three days later believing they would recover the property. “They were not disappointed,” Hobday said. “Numerous items on the stolen list were recovered and are currently being catalogued and examined for further evidence at the detachment.”

The investigation continues but a 39-year-old Cowichan man must now appear in court on May 13 on charges related to stolen property.

“In the mean time he is bound by a list of strict conditions,” Hobday said.

Those with information regarding this or any other crime are encouraged to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522, or Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).