File: 20-14943

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested one man and recovered stolen property after a break and enter at a temple this morning.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on April 9th, 2020, Patrol officers were called to a report of a break and enter at a temple in the 1200-block of Topaz Avenue. Officers learned that a man broke into the temple at 4 a.m. and left with a number of religious and ceremonial items. Officers conducted their investigation and obtained a description of the suspect.

At approximately 8 a.m., officers located and arrested the suspect in Centennial Square. Officers recovered all of the items stolen from the temple. Two photographs of the recovered items are below.

A man remains in police custody and is facing recommended charges of break and enter, possession of break in instruments, breach of probation, and weapons possession.

If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2220-8477.