A Parksville man is facing several charges after he was caught in the act of breaking into Island GM in Duncan earlier this month.
The North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP detachment was alerted about a suspected break and enter in progress at the car dealer around 9:20 p.m. on Oct. 15. Officers from the Street Crimes Unit were already on patrol in the area, and attended immediately. They found a hole cut in the fence, then located and arrest the 37-year-old suspect near a storage container inside the yard.
Police say the man was allegely in the process if removing items from the storage container and loading them into a nearby vehicle. While searching the vehicle, police also found bolt cutters and other break-and-enter tools. Officers also reviewed surveillance footage with staff and security at Island GM, which bolstered the case against the suspect.
The suspect’s name is not being released at this time. He is scheduled to appear in Duncan Provincial Court on Dec. 15 to face charges including breaking and entering and possessing break and enter tools.