North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have nabbed a 31 year old Ladysmith man they say is behind a “one-man crime spree”.

Corporal Krista Hobday says Tyler Desmond Fong is facing charges in five break and enters involving three businesses, and two residential properties in Chemainus.

Fong is also charged with two counts of possession of stolen property after police searched locations in Cedar and Ladysmith.

Fong has a lengthy record, and has served time for serious property crimes and a home invasion.

He’s being held in custody ahead of a March 23rd court appearance.

Inspector Ray Carfantan, meanwhile, is thanking the business owners and residents for their cooperation and patience during the investigation.

No less than a thousand operational police hours have been dedicated to bringing a positive resolution to this crime spree.