Central Saanich Police are looking to the public for help in identifying a suspect who “plundered” a dinghy from the Brentwood Bay area.
According to police, the boat theft took place on July 14 at around 5:30 a.m. in the morning.
In a Facebook post from Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers, they said that the “pirate” climbed aboard the dinghy along with a 2000 watt Honda generator that was also stolen from nearby.
Central Saanich police say that the dinghy is “an Osun 8’ Inflatable, white with grey stripes, with a black 8HP Yamaha outboard engine.”
The stolen dinghy was found nearly a day later on the beach in Mill Bay, police said.
Although the boat was found in Mill Bay, the stolen 2000 watt generator was not.
Witnesses captured a photo of the suspect, describing him as a caucasian man, who was wearing a grey baseball cap with a red bandana over his face, grey shorts and a plaid shirt. Witnesses also told authorities that the suspect had a red heart tattooed on his right calf.
Jul 14 @ ~5:30am, dinghy & generator stolen from Bwood. Sus is a Cauc male, grey bball cap, red bandana on face, grey shorts, plaid shirt. ❤ tattoo on his right calf. If witness or video, pls call Cst Holfeld at 652-4441. To report anon, @VicCrimeStop. #csaan pic.twitter.com/IvKzZhrMBe
— cspoliceservice (@cspoliceservice) July 14, 2020
In a tweet from Central Saanich Police, it asks anyone who witnessed the act or might have further video to call 250-652-4441.
If you want to remain anonymous you can call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online with Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers.