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Search of North Cowichan home results in elderly man's stolen goods recovered Friday

A local family is thrilled items stolen during a recent robbery have been recovered and a suspect arrested.

Police recovered the stolen items Feb. 21 following an investigation of a residential break and enter that occured on the 18th.

"The complainant stated that their elderly father's residence was broken into over a four-day period and a substantial amount of property was stolen," said North Cowichan/Duncan Cpl. Krista Hobday in a press release. "Mounties utilized the Forensic Identification Section to secure evidence of fingerprints, photographs were taken and receipts were photocopied.

"Family members submitted descriptions of the stolen items and hoped for the best."

And their wishes came true Friday.

Numerous items on the list of stolen goods were recovered and are currently being cataloged and examined for further evidence.

A local 39-year-old male was also arrested and will appear in court to face charges of stolen property on May 13, 2014.

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