Police nab suspect who allegedly broke into Qualicum Beach Legion

Police nab suspect who allegedly broke into Qualicum Beach Legion

Surveillance footage helps Oceanside RCMP identify suspect

Surveillance footage helped Oceanside RCMP apprehend a suspect who broke into the Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 76 in the early morning Thursday.

The RCMP received an alarm call at around 2 a.m. on Aug. 1 and went to investigate. They discovered the place had been broken into and liquor was stolen. All the stolen items were found in a bush nearby and returned to the Legion, where staff members provided the police with high-quality surveillance footage.

Later in the day, the Oceanside RCMP, while patrolling in Qualicum Beach, located the suspect, who is well-known to police. The suspect was arrested without incident.

The 23-year-old man of no fixed address was held in custody and appeared in Nanaimo provincial court on Friday.

This is another case in which high-quality surveillance footage was instrumental to the investigators and ultimately led to an arrest, said Cpl. Jesse Foreman.

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— NEWS Staff, submitted

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