Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Victoria, BC – Patrol officers seized a realistic replica submachine gun-style firearm in Victoria’s Burnside Gorge neighbourhood this afternoon.
An area resident called police after they discovered the replica firearm in a shopping bag outside a multi-unit residential building in the 100-block of Gorge Road East. The replica firearm was hung from a balcony in such a way that it was hidden from view but accessible to someone without needing direct access to the building. A comparison photo of the replica firearm alongside a real firearm is below.
A comparison photograph showing a replica firearm seized by Patrol officers and an actual firearm. The actual firearm is closest to the bottom of the image.
The replica firearm was seized for destruction. There have not been any arrests.
If you have information about this incident, 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.