Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Files: 22-40480, 22-40482
Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking anyone with surveillance footage or information to come forward as we investigate a series of incidents that include a robbery, a hit and run and a stabbing.
Just before 11:30 p.m. last night, Patrol officers were called to the 0-block of Simcoe Street for a report that a man had been attacked by two other men, who had stolen his vehicle. Patrol officers arrived and located a man suffering non-life-threatening injuries. The man told officers that he had arrived at a nearby residence in his vehicle when he was confronted by two men he did not know. An altercation occurred in which one person was stabbed. The two men then stole the man’s car and fled the scene at high speed. The man was transported to hospital for treatment for his wounds.
Additional Patrol officers began to search for the vehicle and the two men. A short time later, officers were called to the 1300-block of Fairfield Road for a report of a hit and run. Officers arrived and located evidence of a significant collision involving the stolen vehicle and a parked truck. Witnesses in the area told officers they observed the vehicle collide with the parked truck and flee the scene. Officers contacted the owner of the damaged truck and informed them it was being towed as part of the investigation. Officers located the stolen vehicle and towed it as well.
While in the early stages of our investigation, investigators do not believe there is risk to the general public. The investigation remains active and ongoing.
Officer are asking anyone who has information about this incident, or who have surveillance video from the area of the attack, or the hit and run, to call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.
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