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Two Duncan suspects charged after assaults on same vicitm
Two Duncanites are charged with robbery, and break and enter after alleged assaults on the same victim, RCMP say.
Jan. 7 saw North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP receive a call for assistance from a person hit with bear spray on Cliffs Road. Officers found a young local man had been sprayed by two men, Cpl. Jon Stuart 's release reads.
The young man said he was assaulted, and crooks had taken his jacket, cellphone, and personal belongings.
Three days later, the same young man arrived at the Duncan detachment. He had been robbed of his bicycle by two males, one of whom was involved in the Jan. 7 incident.
The victim said he was riding his bike, when he was approached and chased by the two men, and thrown to the ground. The two attackers took his bike and fled.
On Feb. 17, a daytime burglary was reported to Mounties.
"As a result of this investigation, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Gilana Place, Duncan, the home of the same two males involved in the bear-spray incident," Stuart said.
"Items stolen from the break and enter were located in the Gilana Place residence."
Two suspects identified in both incidents are Devin Cory Mulholland of Duncan and Colin Daniel Clark.
Mulholland is charged with robbery, and break and enter. He is to appear in court March 6.
Clark of Duncan, a designated a prolific offender, is charged with two counts of robbery, break and enter, plus failure to comply with a probation order. He remanded into custody, Stuart says.
In November 2010, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP implemented the Attorney General Prolific Offender Management program.
Focus is placed upon small numbers of offenders consuming large portions of justice-system resources, Stuart explained.
Multiple/repeat offenders have been identified and officially designated as prolific. Crime reduction strategies were developed, modified and employed including more comprehensive support and monitoring and detailed documentation as part of the overall approach to crime reduction.
"A well developed understanding and collaborative approach to these cases, involving community partners, has resulted in successes that have been achieved thus far.
"The number-one option is changing offender behaviour by ceasing criminal activity."