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Duncan man charged in Tuesday's suspected theft from a vehicle

RCMP officers, including the dog squad, make an arrest Tuesday near Duncan
RCMP officers, including the dog squad, make an arrest Tuesday near Duncan's Budget Rent-A-Car.
— image credit: Peter W. Rusland

Robert Anthony Oset, 34, has been charged with theft under $5,000 after his arrest Tuesday south of Duncan, police say.

The Duncanite's bust happened just before 10 a.m. after Mounties received a complaint about theft from a vehicle on Francis Street, plus a description of a fleeing suspect.

The dog squad arrived first.

Tony the shepherd and his handler scoured the railroad tracks, while other cops collared Oset.

"The suspect that had been detained did not have the stolen wallet with him," Cpl. Jon Stuart of the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment says in Wednesday's release.

"The suspect revealed he had thrown it away when he had been running."

Tony and his handler re-traced the track then found the wallet, and its contents spread across a 50-foot area of brush.

The suspect was held in custody for Wednesday's court appearance, Stuart explained.

Local crime can be reported to 250-748-5522.

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