Date: Friday, May 24, 2024 

File: 24-16204 

Victoria, BC – Investigators have released CCTV footage and are looking for assistance identifying three suspects who pepper sprayed and physically assaulted two youth downtown. 

Just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, Patrol officers responded to multiple reports of an assault in the 600-block of Yates Street. Officers attended and determined that two youth victims had been pepper sprayed and that one of the victims had also been swarmed, pushed to the ground and assaulted. Witnesses nearby intervened to stop the assault, and the suspects left the area before officers arrived. Patrol officers searched the area but were not able to locate the suspects. 

One of the victims was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

CCTV footage of the second incident is provided below. Content warning: the video contains graphic content and viewer discretion is advised. 

Still images of the first assault and the suspects are included below. Investigators are looking to identify the suspects and speak with the witness who intervened.

Still Images Of The First Assault And The Suspects Walking Away.

If you recognize any of these suspects, or have any information about this incident, please call the E-Comm Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1 and reference file number 24-16204. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers.