Early-morning workout helps foil car thieves in Strawberry Vale

A Saanich woman’s dawn workout routine suddenly included busting car prowlers early last Friday morning.

A Saanich woman’s dawn workout routine suddenly included busting car prowlers early last Friday morning.

While running on her treadmill overlooking the 700-block of Snowdrop Ave. before 6 a.m., she witnessed two men carrying grocery bags peering into vehicles along the street.

Eventually one man opened the canopy to a neighbour’s truck and entered the vehicle.

Not long after, a 23-year-old View Royal resident was arrested on Burnside Road and found in possession of a bottle of Bailey’s liquor and a 20-centimetre filet knife. He also had some tools and a grinder.

The man is well known to police locally and is out on court supervision for a prior conviction of assault with a weapon.

Charges being considered include possession of break-in tools, breach of probation for a no alcohol condition, breach of probation for being in possession of a weapon contrary to an order.

nnorth@saanichnews.com

 

 

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