Date: Friday, May 28, 2021

File: 21-20933

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are seeking witnesses and additional information after an attempted carjacking in downtown Victoria this morning.

Shortly before 11 a.m. this morning, Patrol officers were called to the intersection of Douglas and View streets for a report of a shirtless man running in and out of traffic. Officers then received additional information that the man was attempting to pull a woman out of a vehicle. The woman was stopped at the intersection of Douglas and View streets when the shirtless man entered her vehicle through the driver’s side window and attempted to force her out of the car. The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the assault.

Officers attended immediately and learned that bystanders had intervened in the assault, causing the suspect to flee the scene on foot. One of the bystanders who intervened followed the suspect and provided officers with updates on his location and description. Thanks to that information, officers located and arrested the man in 700-block of Pandora Avenue without further incident.

The suspect was transported to the hospital for medical treatment due to drug intoxication. The man will be released into the custody of officers and he will be held in custody for court. In addition to the attempted carjacking, the man was also arrested for assault and breach of probation stemming from a separate recent incident.

This file remains under investigation.

If you witnessed this incident or have information about this incident and have not yet spoken to officers you are asked to call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.