Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 

File: 23-21571 

Victoria, BC – VicPD Major Crime Detectives are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from an arson last June that caused extensive damage to a local restaurant. 

Just after 3 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2023, Victoria Fire Department and VicPD Patrol officers responded to a suspicious fire in the 2900-block of Douglas Street. The fire caused an estimated $1.5 to 2 million in property damage. 

Today, Detectives are releasing still images of a suspect who was caught on video throwing a lit object through the windows of the building. Below are images of the suspect, who is believed to be a Caucasian male with a medium build and short hair. The suspect was wearing all black clothing including a black hat, gloves and a square, black backpack with white writing on it.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident or the suspect 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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