A 20-year-old Parksville man is in police custody after a recent spike in vehicle thefts in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area, according to Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman.
Approximately 50 vehicles have been broken into in the last few months and Foreman said the culprit is well known to police.
Foreman said he was arrested prior to the May long weekend in Parksville.
It is unknown at this time how many vehicles he allegedly entered, but investigators believe the male was responsible for several of the recently reported incidents in the region. The suspect was located by investigators from the Oceanside and Port Alberni RCMP detachments.
— NEWS Staff