Date: Saturday, January 8th, 20221

File: 22-802

Victoria, BC – Detectives with VicPD’s Major Crime Unit are asking for your help to identify a suspect seen wearing a distinct red jacket during a robbery with a firearm this morning.

Shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, VicPD officers responded to convenience store in the 900-block of Craigflower Road after a report that a woman pointed a handgun at staff and stole money. The woman then fled the store on foot.

Several officers attended the scene immediately and a unit from the Integrated Canine Service was deployed in an attempt to track the woman. The suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as a 20 to 30-year-old Caucasian woman, standing approximately five feet, eight inches tall, with a medium build. She had blue eyes, distinctive eyelashes, and wore a medical mask on her face. The woman carried a gold purse and wore a distinct red and black jacket with the hood up.

A photograph of the suspect is below.

This file remains under investigation.

If you recognize this suspect or have information about this incident, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.