Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

File: 21-22675

Victoria, BC – VicPD Traffic collision investigators continue to investigate an attempted vehicle theft which led to a single-vehicle collision in Victoria this morning.

At approximately 4:20 a.m. this morning, Patrol officers were called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue for a report of a single vehicle collision. In addition, officers received information that several bystanders were attempting to restrain a person related to the collision.

Officers arrived on scene and learned that a suspect attempted to steal a City of Victoria vehicle in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue. The City of Victoria staff member attempted to intervene in the theft and the vehicle then collided with a street light and a curb in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue. The suspect attempted to flee the scene, before several bystanders took action to restrain the man before police arrived.

When officers arrived on scene they arrested the suspect. The suspect and the victim were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have information about this crash and have not yet spoken to officers, please 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.