A “prolific” offender was arrested after walking out of a Home Outfitters with an unpaid KitchenAid mixer.
Staff observed the man leaving the Tillicum Centre store with the $500 appliance Thursday evening, and contacted mall security. They chased the alleged thief, but he dropped the mixer and fled.
Saanich police reviewed security footage, recognized the man involved. He was located and arrested a few blocks away.
Saanich resident Elliot Shuflita, 41, has been charged with one count of theft.