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Mounties call on public for knife-thief tips

A stolen knife and a case of mistaken identity.

It sounds like a Sherlock Holmes story, but it happened Tuesday in Duncan.

Police received a report of a knife theft at Bucky’s Sports Store in downtown Duncan that afternoon, after a store staffer reported a man entering the establishment and leaving with an unpurchased Camouflaged OMNI Hunter Buck Knife.

The suspect was described as a Caucasian male with black shirt, grey pants and blonde hair.

He was followed on foot toward Second Street and Jubilee by a witness.

Meanwhile, a second witness reported seeing the man getting into a white van, which then turned onto Trunk Road from Canada Avenue.

Police located the van in question and stopped it, “taking all necessary precautions as the male suspect possibly had the knife,” a police statement reads.

“It was then determined by police that the male in the van was not the suspect, and that the witness had provided the wrong information.”

Despite a search of the area, police were unable to locate the suspect. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

 

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