Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help as they urgently search for a man who made comments which have caused concern for his health and well-being in the process of two criminal incidents this morning.
The man, who is not yet identified, is described as a Caucasian man in his 30s, standing 5'10" tall, with a medium build. The man has a short, but unkempt brown beard and several prominent tattoos on his hands and fingers. He was last seen wearing a camouflage hooded jacket and blue hat, grey pants and was wearing a grey backpack. Two photographs of the man are below.
The man has been involved in two incidents this morning. In the first incident, which occurred just after 10 a.m., he allegedly attempted to rob a woman of her mobile phone in the 300-block of Harbour Road. The woman was not injured and her phone was not taken, but during the interaction the man made comments to the woman that caused her concern for his mental health and personal safety. She called police.
A short time later, officers were called to a brew pub and liquor store in the 300-block of Catherine Street where the same man left the premises with beer without paying, during which time he made comments to the staff which also caused them concern for his mental health and personal safety. Staff also called police.
If you see this man, please call 911. If you know who he is or have other information please call (250) 995-7654.