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.
— NEWS Staff, submitted