Thousands of goods recovered after shoplifting spree

Women arrested after downtown Victoria businesses report loss, damages

Victoria police were still sifting through thousands of stolen clothes and cosmetics on Monday after they nabbed a 35-year-old woman on a “one-woman shoplifting spree” last week.

Officers arrested the suspect on Jan. 17 after she was allegedly spotted tearing the tags off clothing and stealing the items from stores in the Bay Centre.

Police believe at least five downtown businesses were targeted, though more may emerge after the contents of the suspect’s storage cabinet in the 800-block of Burdett Ave. are catalogued.

“(Investigators) were taking shopping bags full of lipsticks and powder out of the storage container,” Russell said. “They’ve already spent four whole days cataloguing and they said they are half way through the items.

The woman faces charges of mischief and possession of stolen property under $5,000, which may be upgraded up to theft over $5,000.

Did you know?

According to a 2007 survey from the Retail Council of Canada, Canadian retailers lose approximately $3.6 billion in revenue to shoplifting every year.


Just Posted

West Shore residents hold forum to voice frustration with Goldstream Park homeless camp

Some 200 residents fill local pub pointing fingers, claiming crime on the rise, safety at risk

Saanich ‘inside cat’ comes home two weeks later, two pounds lighter

The only one not excited about the return of Arthur, is the… Continue reading

City stamps rezoning approval for Merridale Cidery expansion in Victoria

Owner expects doors open by fall 2019 in Dockside Green neighbourhood

North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy

“You don’t have issues and problems when you look at these kids and how much they’re going through.”

Two to hospital after University of Victoria sailing mishap

Wind gusts capsize boat of recreational club sailors

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

5 things to do this weekend in and around Greater Victoria

Sooke Apple Fest returns, Saanich lights up with lantern festival and anarchists unite for downtown book fair

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Victoria resident barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Most Read