A known Cowichan Valley thief has been arrested and charged thanks to the efforts of community policing volunteers.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say 32-year-old Jesse Kemm, a Duncan man well known to police, is facing multiple charges after a house was broken into and robbed on February 26th.

Police say Block Watch members took pictures of two men acting suspicious in the same neighbourhood and day the break in and robbery took place.

Police add they recognized the men in the photos and were eventually able to make an arrest and press charges.