Saanich Police are asking for the assistance of the public to solve an overnight break in at a service station in the 3500 block of Shelbourne Street.
Just prior to 1 o’clock in the morning on February 12, 2013, Saanich Police were alerted by an alarm company of a glass break and instrusion alarm at a service station in the 3500 block of Shelbourne Street. Upon arrival at the location minutes later, police observed that the glass front door to the business had been broken, allowing entry into the business.
Investigation revealed that a lone person broke the glass of the door to the business, entered the store, and made off with a quantity of cigars and smokeless tobacco products.
The total value of the goods taken was estimated to be approximately $800 dollars. The damage to the business door was estimated to be well over $1000 dollars.
Saanich Police K9 responded to the area after other officers set up containment, however, a suspect was not located and may have used a vehicle to leave the scene. Saanich Police Forensic Ident members attended to examine the scene for possible forensic evidence.
Video surveillance was reviewed and it was determined that the suspect appeared to be a Caucasian male, approximately 6ft tall, average build, wearing a 3/4 length puffy hooded coat, dark pants, and black and white runners. It was further noted that the suspect appeared to be wearing an improvised dark colored balaclava that covered the head and face of the suspect during this crime.
If anyone observed anything relating to this incident, or has information about this crime, they are asked to contact the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)
Saanich Police File 13-2787
Sgt. Steve Eassie