Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are seeking witnesses as they work to identify a suspect in robbery last night – one in which the suspect made threatening comments to victims regarding “baby formula.”
The victims, an older couple, reported to Patrol officers that a man approached them at one of the south entrances to Hillside Mall, near Bolen Books, in the 1600-block of Hillside Avenue around 5 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The man approached the couple and asked them for money. The couple told officers that when they declined, the man said he needed money for baby formula, and then made statements threatening violence if he was not given money. Concerned for their safety and welfare, the couple handed over a small amount of cash. The man then fled. The couple were not physically injured in the incident and called police.
Additional investigation indicates that this man may have several outstanding victims who have not reported similar incidents.
The suspect is described as a well-groomed Caucasian man, in his 30s, with a small build, standing five feet, nine inches tall. He had short, dark brushed back hair, and a dark moustache and beard. He was wearing a black sport coat and black pants.
If you have information about this incident or another incident that has not yet been reported, or know the suspect’s identify, you are asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.