Thief targets Ukrainian dance students

Police were able to recover all the stolen items, and they were returned to the young dancers.

  • Dec. 13, 2011 6:00 p.m.

A thief made off with the possessions belonging to a group of young dancers practising at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Saanich on Sunday.

The man was seen entering the woman’s change room during a dance practice around 2 p.m. He was confronted by a woman, who asked him to leave.

When she checked the change room, it was apparent that items were missing so she called police.

A man matching a description of the suspect was found a short distance away near Cloverdale Avenue and Blanshard Street.

He fled when confronted by police, but he was caught a block away.

Police were able to recover all the stolen items, and they were returned to the young dancers.

A 25-year-old Saanich man was arrested and was charged with theft and escaping lawful custody.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

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