Thursday, May 10, 2018

Victoria, BC – Investigators are releasing a photograph of a second longboard that was stolen in a robbery at Quadra Heights playground last week that left a young man with potentially life-altering injuries.

Officers were called to the playground in the 3100-block of Alder Street just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1st where they discovered the victim nearby. 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 treatment for his injuries. 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. Our investigators continue to search for these suspects.

A photograph of the second longboard that was taken by the suspects was released today. This longboard is described as an arrow-head shaped board, with a wood-grain patina. The board has hand-written lettering near the front wheels on top and a distinctive “49” sticker on the wheels near the bottom. The board also had thick yellow wheels. A photograph of the board is below.

Have you seen this longboard?

The other longboard stolen is also 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 we will continue to release further details as we have them.

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 have not yet located this man and are asking this man to contact our investigators as he may have information about the suspects.

If you have any information about this incident, recognize either of these longboards, 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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