Sooke Coast Guard Auxiliary Training Facility Burglarized



As I was trying to sort out a ride to the Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit 37 – Sooke Christmas party on Saturday night, I found out that our building on MacMillan Road down Whiffen Spit had been broken into some time between Wednesday, December 17th and Saturday the 20th. I drove down to help our Fearless Leader, George Holmes board the place up and secure what was left to secure.

It turns out that the place was actually broken into sometime last weekend, but no one from the Sooke RCMP told us! The thieves returned this week and broke in again, kicking in the door to our equipment room and cutting a heavy lock on a storage cabinet to steal our laptop and LCD projector.

First, if we’d known our building had been targeted, we would have been able to go and secure it, instead of leaving it for the lowlifes to take advantage of again. RCMP Fail.

Second, we are a VOLUNTEER MARINE RESCUE organization. We help boaters in distress and occasionally SAVE LIVES. What kind of lowlife, loser scum breaks into a lifesaving organization and steals from them? Our unit receives very little funding from any form of government; the bulk of our expenses are paid for through donations, and that equipment you are now enjoying was used to train new members to keep them and the boating public safe at sea. You’re probably the same type of a-hole who knocks over the Salvation Army kettles or steals from the food bank.

So far as we can tell, the only things missing right now are our LCD projector, our laptop computer, and about $100 cash, but the place is a mess and we haven’t had a chance to clean it up yet.

By the way, the laptop in question is a Toshiba Satellite A100 Model #:  PSAANC – VA305C Serial # 27198710Q – if you see it out there on UsedVictoria or Craigslist, I’d love to have a story to tell about how the Internet busted these lowlifes. If anyone knows how to recover a laptop via its MAC address, I have that too, contact me please.

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, let me know; we’re always on the lookout for new members.

Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Published by Tim Ayres

Tim Ayres is a Sooke and Victoria BC REALTOR®, with Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty. Tim is actively involved in helping clients buying and selling real estate in the southern Vancouver Island region. Tim is an active member of the Victoria Real Estate Board and served seven years (2009-2015) as a director, including serving as President in 2014.

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