Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for your help as they work to locate a bike theft suspect and return an elderly man’s brand new electric-assist bike.
Patrol officers were called to a multi-unit residential building in the 600-block of Toronto Street on January 15th, 2019 for a report of a theft, with the theft and suspect caught on video. The victim, an elderly Victoria man, reported that he had purchased the electric-assist bike the previous day. The man reported that, due to his age, the electric-assist bicycle is essential to his ability to get around the city.
The theft was captured on CCTV. The suspect allegedly entered the locked bike area in the building after gaining access to the building’s parking area.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 45 years of age, with a slim to medium build, standing about 6 feet tall. At the time of the theft the man was wearing a blue parka-style jacket, a shiny black bike helmet with a dark coloured baseball style cap underneath, blue jeans and hiking shoes. At the time of the theft he was wearing a large black backpack. Photographs of the suspect captured by the CCTV system are below.
The stolen electric-assist bicycle is a black Raleigh Sprite IE Electric. An image of a similar bike is below.
If you recognize the suspect, have seen the bike, 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.