Central Saanich seek would-be car thieves

Police on the lookout for two suspects after witnesses spot pair trying to steal a vehicle near Oldfield and Keating

Central Saanich Police officers are investigating an early afternoon attempt car theft about two hours ago in the Keating industrial area.

Around 1:15 p.m. this afternoon (May 11), two people were spotted trying to steal a car near Oldfied Road.

The pair of suspects pried open the door of the car and tried  to “punch the ignition” but  were not successful in starting the car, according to Central Saanich police.

The two left in a maroon compact car last seen heading west on Keating X Road.

The suspects are two white men in their 20s. One is described as about five-foot nine-inches and 200 pounds wearing a sports jersey and white baseball cap. The second male was believed to be wearing a red T-Shirt.

Central Saanich Police Service remind the public to report any suspicious activity to police.