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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