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Woman and associate nabbed in string of thefts

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A 22-year-old female and a 31-year-old male were taken into custody by North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Thursday following a rash of recent stolen property incidents.

Amanda Hawkins was charged with possession of stolen property in relation to thefts from vehicles last Wednesday and previous incidents June 16 and July 6.

The male associate was released following a court appearance Thursday but still may face drug-related charges. Police practice is to not release names prior to charges being laid.

Vehicles and sheds were broken into overnight Wednesday and property stolen. Property has since been recovered and rightful owners notified.

"The complainants were of great assistance in helping police bring these individuals before a judge,'' noted Cpl. Krista Hobday. "Information they had was instrumental in locating and identifying Hawkins and her partner in crime.''

Hawkins is bound by conditions that require her to have no contact with the male associate. She also must abide by a curfew while awaiting her next court date.

Hobday advised residents to continue reporting all occurrences of theft and other crimes to police since most offenders do not stop at one incident or one vehicle in committing crimes.

"You never know when they'll be arrested and possibly be in possession of your property,'' she indicated.

Contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP with any information at 250-748-5522.

 

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