Date: Friday, May 6, 2022

File: 22-16571

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are investigating after a staff member and their dog unexpectedly came across a man in the midst of a break and enter to a college on Douglas Street yesterday morning.

Patrol officers were called to a college in the 2600-block of Douglas Street for a report of an interrupted break and enter yesterday morning. A staff member reported that shortly after 7:20 a.m. they observed a man in an area of the building that was not yet open. The staff member told officers that when they told the man he was not allowed to be in the area, instead of leaving, he approached the staff member. The staff member had their dog with them, which then began to growl and bark at the intruder. The dog then charged the man, at which time the man fled the building.

The staff member moved to a secure location, reported the incident to other staff and called police. The staff member was not physically injured in the incident.

Staff searched the area and discovered that a significant number of items had been stolen. Some of the missing items were later located outside the building.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic man, between 30 and 40-years-old, between five feet, seven inches and five feet, nine inches tall with a medium build, weighing 160 pounds. He has shorter brown hair and was wearing dark boots, dark jeans, a dark coloured hooded sweatshirt with a dark coloured shirt underneath. At the time of the incident he had a backpack and was carrying an orange duffle bag.

Officers are currently asking anyone with information or surveillance video, including dashcam footage from around the time of the incident to come forward.

If you have information about this incident or surveillance video from the area, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.