Saanich summer residential break-ins solved

'Prolific' property offender linked to forensic evidence at scene from August break-ins

  • Thu Sep 11th, 2014 7:00pm
  • News

A man described by police as a “prolific” property offender was arrested Sept. 3 in connection with two daytime home break-ins, and there could be more charges coming.

Saanich police connected forensic evidence at two residential break-ins – in the 1600-block of Mortimer St.; and in the 1500-block of Derby Rd. – to the suspect, said Sgt. Steve Eassie. The suspect either removed a window screen or used an unlocked sliding door to access the homes, Eassie said.

When police searched the man’s home in Victoria, they found 50 stolen items, many of which were returned to homeowners.

“It’s believed the suspect may be responsible for a number of other crimes in Saanich,” Eassie said.

Thomas Frederick Green, 56, is being held on charges of break and enter and theft. He has 14 previous convictions for break and enter.

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