Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for those with information to come forward as we investigate a robbery with a weapon that occurred in Quadra Heights Playground just before 9 p.m. last night.

Officers were called to the playground in the 3100-block of Alder Street last night where they discovered the victim. The victim, a male youth, reported that he and a friend were in the playground when two other males unknown to them approached and took their longboards. When the victim approached the two males who had taken their longboards, he was assaulted with a weapon.

The unprovoked assault left the male youth with non-life-threatening, but potentially life-altering injuries. He remains in hospital. The two other males then left the scene with the stolen longboards.

The suspects are described as two Aboriginal male youths, approximately 15 and 16 years old. Both were described as being short, standing about 5’3” tall and of average build. One of the suspects was wearing a red hat at the time of the incident.

One of the longboards stolen is distinctive. It is described as being a full-sized board, with dark grey grip tape on top with a circular black and white sticker in the middle. The underside is described as dark blue, white, grey and aquamarine pattern, with a smaller black circular sticker. This longboard is brand new. A photograph of the top and bottom of the longboard is below.

Have you seen this longboard?

This file remains under investigation and further details will be released as we have them. Given the nature of the assault, the injuries to the victim, and the location of the incident, VicPD wants to ensure that residents of the neighbourhood are aware of this incident.

Additionally, witnesses report that a man offered assistance to the victim as he lay on the ground. This man did not remain on scene to speak with investigators and officers need to speak with him. We are asking this man to contact our investigators.

If you have any information about this incident, recognize this longboard, or believe you may know the suspects’ identities, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.



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