Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) arrested one man after a robbery this morning that led to a day-long criminal barricade.
At approximately 7:45 a.m. on August 13th, Patrol officers attended to a multi-unit residential building in the 2300-block of Cook Street for a report of a robbery. On scene the officers learned that the victim was assaulted with a weapon and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The man was transported to hospital.
Persons believed to be suspects in the incident barricaded themselves inside a suite in the building. GVERT officers, Patrol officers, and crisis negotiators worked throughout the day to resolve the incident safely. Traffic on Cook Street, between Bay Street and Queens Avenue, was closed during the incident.
After several hours, GVERT officers arrested one man. One or more persons suspected to be involved in the incident remain outstanding. Investigators do not believe there is a risk to the public.
This file remains under investigation.
If you have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. Press #1 to speak with the report desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.