Saturday, September 15, 2018

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for your help as they work to locate a suspect and return a visually-impaired man’s coat that was stolen from his arms by a thief on a bicycle.

The 71-year-old, visually-impaired man reported to officers that he was near the intersection of Douglas and Fort streets at 12:45 pm today when a cyclist grabbed his coat from his arms and sped away. The coat, described as a 3/4 length burgundy Lands’ End brand raincoat with a sheepskin collar and several pockets. The man was unable to describe the thief, however Patrol officers are canvasing the area for witnesses and surveillance video.

Officers are urgently seeking the coat as the man’s monocular was in one pocket.  A monocular is a device which assists visually impaired persons in being able to see. The coat was also a gift from the man’s wife, who has since passed away.

If you witnessed or have information about this incident, 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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