Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Victoria, BC – VicPD is investigating an armed robbery at a jewelry store in downtown Victoria on Saturday.
Patrol officers were called to the jewelry store just before 3:45 pm on Saturday, April 15. Staff told officers that a man had entered the store brandishing a hammer. He was confronted by staff but pushed his way behind the counters. He was able to open two of the display cases with the hammer and smashed another display case, stealing merchandise, despite staff members’ attempts to intervene. The suspect fled before the responding officers arrived.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man between 25 and 35 years old, with a medium build and a beard. He was wearing a baseball hat, a dark-coloured hoodie, tan pants, and black sneakers with white near the soles. He was carrying both a grey backpack and a black duffle bag with red straps at the time of the robbery.
If you recognize this man, 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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