Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Victoria, BC – A man was arrested and officers seized a baseball bat, a knife and clips for a replica firearm after responding to a robbery call last night.
Patrol officers were called to the 400-block of Cecelia Road just after 9 p.m. last night for a report that a man, armed with a bat, was chasing another man who was calling out to passersby for help. While officers were responding, additional witnesses called to report that the suspect had threatened to shoot the victim during the chase and that the victim had attempted to enter people’s vehicles to escape his attacker.
Officers arrived and located the victim, who had not been physically injured. Officers learned that the suspect had robbed the victim and left the scene.
A short time later, officers located the suspect in the 400-block of Burnside Road and arrested him. During their search of the man, officers located a concealed knife in a sheath in his waistband and recovered a shortened wooden bat and clips for a replica firearm. Once officers identified the suspect, they learned he was in breach of multiple court-ordered conditions, including conditions not to possess knives.
He was transported to VicPD cells and held for morning court.
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