Friday, March 16, 2018

Victoria, BC- A suspect has been arrested and released on conditions pending charges as our investigation into a home invasion, vehicle theft and vehicle fire in the 2900-block of Washington Avenue continues.

Officers were first called to Topaz Avenue at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6th, for a report of a home invasion. When they arrived they discovered that the two residents had suffered non-life threatening injuries and the suspects had fled.

A short time later at 10:20 a.m., officers were called to the 2900-block of Washington Avenue for the report of a car fire. The vehicle, a Volkswagen Jetta with a distinctive reflective sticker on the bumper, had been stolen between 11:00 p.m. on February 3rd and 10:30 a.m. on February 6th and believed to be utilized in the home invasion and subsequently burned.

Investigators from our Major Crime Detective Division and Forensic Identification Unit worked to identify two suspects and were able to make an arrest. A second suspect is still outstanding. The investigation remains underway.

The suspect arrested has been released on several conditions.

Investigators are still looking for additional witnesses to come forward. If you have any information about this incident, or observed the distinctive blue Volkswagen Jetta driving erratically on Finlayson Avenue or in the area of Blanshard and Finlayson streets between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m on Tuesday, February 6th, or in the days before the incident, you are asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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