File: 20-13022

Victoria, BC – One man is in custody after Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery last week.

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 26th, Patrol officers were called to the 400-block of Cook Street for a report that a man had robbed a business. Officers learned that the man entered the business, told a staff member that he had a weapon, and demanded cash. The man obtained money and then fled the area. No one was injured in the robbery.

Multiple officers attended to the area, and a VicPD K9 unit was deployed to search for the suspect. Despite the thorough search, the man remained outstanding at that time.

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Patrol officers responded to a report of a similar robbery in the 2100-block of Quadra Street. The suspect was located and taken into custody. No one was physically injured in this second incident.

Our investigation into these incidents continues.

If you have information about these incidents and have not yet spoken to investigators, you are asked to 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.