Victoria, BC – VicPD detectives are asking for those with information to come forward as they continue to investigate a September stabbing and robbery.
Officers were called to the 300-block of Gorge Road East just after 2 a.m. on September 18th for a report that a security guard had discovered a man suffering from numerous injuries including multiple, potentially life-threatening stab wounds. Officers arrived and located the victim and the security guard, who was providing immediate emergency medical attention to the wounded man. BC Emergency Health Services paramedics arrived, took over emergency medical care, and transported the victim to hospital. Although significant, the man’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening following emergency medical treatment.
The victim told officers he was in the 300-block of Gorge Road East when he was approached by two men and a woman. He purchased cigarettes from the woman and continued walking when the two men attacked him from behind, kicking and striking him. He reported that he attempted to flag down a passing car, which caused his assailants to break off their attack. He then sat on nearby stairs and realized he had been stabbed. One of the men returned and cut the victim’s backpack from him and again left the area. The security guard located him approximately thirty minutes later and called 911 while providing medical attention.
There are two suspects. The first is described as an Indigenous man, 35, with a short “buzz cut”-style haircut. He was wearing dark clothing. The second suspect is described as a tall, heavy-set Caucasian man, with light hair, who was wearing a cloth mask with a design on it.
This stabbing remains under investigation.
If you have information about this incident and have yet to speak with officers, 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.
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