West Vancouver police arrested a man who was found in possession of multiple tools on Sept. 23, 2019, thought to have been stolen from a construction site in Horseshoe Bay. (West Vancouver Police)

Man arrested after West Vancouver cops find him sleeping on stolen tools

Police say the man was found in a nearby forest using the bag of tools as a pillow

A man was arrested after he was found sleeping on a bag of tools believed to have been stolen from a West Vancouver construction site.

Construction workers noticed tools were missing on Monday morning when they arrived to their Horseshoe Bay job site at 6695 Nelson Ave.

A police officer arrived and searched the area, which included a forested area above the site, and “quickly stumbled upon the sleeping suspect, who was using a bag of allegedly stolen items as a pillow,” police said in a release.

The 55-year-old suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property. Further investigation revealed he was also the subject of two arrest warrants for unrelated offences.

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Police believe he stole the tools sometime between Sept. 21 and Sept. 23.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit www.solvecrime.ca.

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