Thief escapes with TV after residential break-ins

No need to wait for Boxing Day sale for rock-throwing thief

A thief used a large rock to break into a home in the 2800-block of Beach Drive on Dec. 20 around 1:30 p.m.

Police responded to an alarm at the residence, but by the time they arrived a black, 40-inch flat-screen Hitachi TV had been stolen. The Saanich police canine unit was called, but was unable to track the suspect, who police say escaped in a vehicle.