Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

File: 21-32494

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for your assistance in identifying a suspect after they located a stolen jet ski, valued at over $20,000, in the water of the Victoria Harbour near the 200-block of Russell Street this morning.

Officers were first called to the waters near the 200-block of Russell Street at approximately 1:45 a.m. when a man was spotted paddling a jet ski there. When Patrol officers arrived, they located the jet ski floating in the water unattended. The suspect had fled.

Officers were able to locate the rightful owner and learned that the jet ski was originally docked at Fisherman’s Wharf. The rightful owners attended, and recovered the jet ski.

The suspect in this file is described as a Caucasian man between 30 and 40-years-old, standing approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing all black and a black ball cap at the time of the incident.

This file follows a series of marine thefts, which has included the theft and recovery of boats, outboard motors and other marine gear. Officers are asking boaters, sailors and others who dock their ocean-going craft in the harbour area, to be aware of the ongoing thefts and to take steps to secure and protect your vehicle and property.

If you have information about this, or other marine theft incidents, please call our 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.