British Columbia

Man turns himself in over Christmas morning theft of gifts, stockings

RCMP say 20-year-old Justin Redmond Feusse, of no fixed address, has been charged with break, enter and theft.

RCMP say Justin Redmond Feusse, 20, has been charged with break, enter and theft

Nanaimo RCMP say 20-year-old Justin Redmond Feusse of no fixed address has been charged with break, enter and theft. (CBC)

UPDATE — Jan. 4, 2019: RCMP say Justin Feusse, 20, "turned himself in" at the Nanaimo detachment on Thursday afternoon.


Earlier story:

A charge has been laid after wrapped gifts were taken from under a tree on Christmas morning at a home in Nanaimo, B.C.

RCMP say 20-year-old Justin Redmond Feusse, of no fixed address, has been charged with break, enter and theft.

Police say a father, his wife and their two boys, aged 10 and 14, were sleeping when the father heard a noise downstairs, then found the refrigerator door open, cupboards ransacked and gifts and stockings gone.

Police say officers found some open gifts strewn down the street from the family's home, but other items, such as two new iPhones, Xbox games and gift cards, were not found.

A witness told police that he saw two males running through the area. A second suspect hasn't been named.

The RCMP say Feusse was also wanted on the same charge over allegations of a break-and-enter at another Nanaimo-area home in January 2017.