Man arrested after falling asleep on bag of allegedly stolen goods in Horseshoe Bay

Sep 25 2019, 10:26 am

A 55-year-old Vancouver man was arrested this week, after police say they found him sleeping on a bag of goods that turned out to be stolen from a Horseshoe Bay construction site.

According to West Vancouver Police (WVPD), the incident took place at 7 am this past Monday, when officers were called to 6695 Nelson Avenue in Horseshoe Bay, after construction workers noticed tools were missing from a construction site at the address.

An officer attended the scene and conducted an “extensive search” of the surrounding area, which included a forested area above the site.

And it wasn’t long before the officer “stumbled upon the sleeping suspect, who was using a bag of allegedly stolen items as a pillow,” police said.

The items were confirmed to be missing from the construction site, and the suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property. Investigators said they believe the thefts took place between September 21 and September 23.

Police said upon further investigation, it was also discovered that the suspect was the subject of two arrest warrants for unrelated offences.

The investigation is ongoing, and WVPD are asking anyone who may have information about Horseshoe Bay incident to contact them at 604-925-7300.

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