A Canada-wide warrant was issued for Benjamin Schooner, 23, Thursday after he failed to return to his Victoria halfway house. Schooner was on parole after serving most of a 40-month sentence for multiple robberies and assaulting a police officer.
The offences took place between 2007 and 2009 in Courtenay, Parksville, Nanaimo, Mill Bay and Chilliwack.
Around 4 a.m. Friday, an Oak Bay police officer spotted Schooner on the street. He thought the man looked suspicious, said Sgt. Rob Smith. Schooner admitted to the officer there was a warrant out for his arrest. He was taken into custody by Oak Bay police and is set to appear in court this afternoon.
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