Police seek rightful owners after hundreds of stolen items recovered

Christopher Lee Schwartz, 41, is currently charged with six counts of break and enter.

  • Nov. 9, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Handbags worth thousands of dollars as well as a big screen TV and Apple computer are being returned to their rightful owners, but Saanich police say they still have plenty more stolen goods yet to be claimed.

The recent arrest of a suspect believed to be involved in up to 40 separate break and enters around Greater Victoria, and subsequent search of his Saanich home turned up hundreds of stolen items.

“We have watches, jewelry, personal sets of keys. We have a genuine Louis Vuitton bag,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen, explaining that police are trying to help reunite victims of theft with their possessions.

Saanich police have a list of all items online.

There is also a binder at the front desk at the Saanich Police Department headquarters (760 Vernon Ave.) with photos of all the items that need to be returned.

So far, police have returned a number of high value items, including an iMac computer, a 55″ flatscreen TV and a Gucci handbag.

Christopher Lee Schwartz, 41, is currently charged with six counts of break and enter.

kslavin@saanichnews.com