Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
File: 20-38690, 20-38703, 20-38712
Victoria, BC – Officers are investigating three separate incidents in which multiple people were assaulted with a weapon on Saturday night. In each incident the victims were sprayed with bear spray.
Patrol officers were called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue just after 7 p.m. on Saturday night for a report that a man had been assaulted with bear spray. The suspects and the victim had departed the area when officers arrived. Officers searched the area and were able to garner a description of the suspects.
Just after 9 p.m. Patrol officers were again called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue for a report that another man had been sprayed with bear spray. Officers arrived and located the victim, who was not cooperative. BC Emergency Health Services paramedics attended and treated the victim. Officers were able to garner a description of the suspect in this incident, noting a resemblance to one of the suspects in the first incident.
An hour later, Patrol officers were called to a hostel in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue for a report that a man had been bear sprayed and was decontaminating himself in the kitchen. Officers arrived and located the victim, who told officers he’d been bear sprayed, but refused to share any additional information. The man was seen by BC Emergency Health Services paramedics for an unrelated medical matter.
Officers believe these files are likely to be related.
The first suspect is described as a Caucasian man, between thirty and forty years-old, wearing a black baseball hat, a black jacket over top of a grey hoodie, blue jeans and black shoes. He rode a bicycle and carried a black backpack.
The second suspect is described as a Caucasian man, between twenty and twenty-five years-old, wearing a black t-shirt with a white circle logo on it, tan pants and black shoes.
This file remains under investigation. If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken to officers, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 and select option 1 for our Report Desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.