Date:   Feb 23, 2015

File #     15-8118

Victoria BC – VicPD officers are crediting an alert community member with helping them arrest two individuals, who were seen with what appeared to be a handgun.

Officers were called to the 700-block of Pandora Avenue after an alert community member noticed two individuals in a stairwell.  One of the men produced what appeared to be a handgun and put it in his waistband.Upon arrival, the officers located both the individuals and, lying nearby, was a replica handgun.

The two suspects, both of whom are well-known to police, were arrested and brought back to VicPD headquarters.

The main suspect, a 27-year-old Victoria resident, was held in custody. Officers are recommending charges of possession of an imitation weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and failing to comply with a probation order. The other suspect was released on a promise to appear for a later court date.