Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 

File: 23-41585 

Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for assistance after a woman was injured during a robbery in the 1900-block of Douglas Street. 

Just before noon last Wednesday, a 59-year-old woman was walking toward her vehicle when the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her purse. The victim was pulled to the ground and dragged a short distance causing non-life-threatening injuries to her head, knees, and wrist.  

The suspect ran away with the victim’s purse and was last seen boarding a B.C Transit bus. Bystanders in the area came to the victim’s aid. 

The suspect is described as approximately 40 years old, between six feet to six feet three inches tall with a medium build, partially balding red-brown hair and a large beard. Photos of the suspect are below. 

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident, the suspect or their whereabouts to call the E-Comm Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or submit a tip online at Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers. 


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