Back-office thefts lead to police warning

Police asking office workers to be on the lookout for suspicious behaviour

Central Saanich police are reminding businesses to lock up valuables, especially purses and cash, after reports of daytime thefts from merchants in the Keating and Brentwood areas.

Police said a man walked into a business on Keating Cross Road near closing time two weeks ago, entered an unoccupied office and made off with expensive computers, electronics and cash.

Last week a thief entered a business in Brentwood Bay, accessed an office area and stole cash.

“Each time … staff have been on the premises, (but) not in the areas where the thefts took place,” said Cpl. Janis Jean.

Police are asking business owners and staff to be extra vigilant watching for suspicious behaviour.

Call 250-652-4441 with information on such occurrences.



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