Date: Monday, January 17, 2022
Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for your assistance in identifying a suspect who assaulted a store employee during a daytime robbery.
Officers were called to a store at Mayfair Mall in the 3100-block of Douglas Street just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 13th, 2022. Staff reported that at approximately 4:50 p.m. a man entered the store, picked up two large Lego sets and moved toward the exit. When a staff member approached the man to direct him to a cashier, he assaulted the employee and fled. The employee received non-life-threatening injuries in the assault, but did not require medical attention at the time of the incident. The suspect was last seen crossing Finlayson Street in the 700-block.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, standing approximate five feet, seven inches tall with a medium build. He had a short dark beard and moustache. He was wearing a distinctive dark green or grey winter hat with black fur earflaps, and an army-green khaki style winter jacket. He had distinctive lines or marks on his face and witnesses described that he walked hunched over. A surveillance image of the suspect is below.
If you recognize this man or have any 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.