Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

File: 23-7594

Victoria, BC – Three people have been arrested after the woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum was vandalized with paint today.

Just before 11:15 this morning, Patrol officers were called to the Royal BC Museum. When they arrived they learned the woolly mammoth display had been vandalized with paint.

Other visitors, including children and families were present in the gallery at the time of the incident.

Three people were arrested and transported to VicPD cells.


The Woolly Mammoth at the Royal BC Museum

This incident remains under investigation. If you have information about this incident and have yet to speak with an officer, 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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