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Suspect arrested in Esquimalt after neighbours intervene in attempted break and enter: police – BC


Victoria police say they arrested a man in Esquimalt on Monday night after neighbours intervened in an attempted break and enter.

Police received a report around 9:30 p.m. in the area of Fleming Beach that a man was being held by residents after trying to break into a woman’s home.


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Witnesses told police the woman screamed for help as she saw the suspect try to enter the home through a window. Several neighbours confronted the man, who then ran away. The neighbours caught up with the suspect and held him until police arrived and arrested him.

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There were no injuries.

The suspect, a 63-year-old Victoria man, has previous convictions for kidnapping and sexual assault. He faces recommended charges of trespassing at night, break and enter, and assault.




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