Saanich police release photo of suspect in Uptown Walmart assault

Saanich police release photo of suspect in Uptown Walmart assault
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers released this photo of a suspect wanted in connection with an assault at the Uptown Walmart.

Saanich police have released a photo of a suspect who allegedly slashed a security guard in the Uptown Walmart at the end of December.

At around 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2019, police were called to Uptown mall for a report of a stabbing. According to Saanich police, officers learned a security guard from Uptown Mall had confronted a suspected shoplifter leaving Walmart.

The suspect allegedly slashed the security guard on the arm then fled on a BMX-style bicycle. Police said the security guard sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

On Friday, Saanich police released a photo of the suspect taken from CTV footage.

The suspect is described as white and between 40 and 50 years of age. He reportedly took off on a red BMX-style bike in the direction of Oak Street following the assault. He was wearing a red baseball cap and a black jacket. The backpack he carried had distinctive white piping around the edges.

Saanich Police are trying to identify the male in the picture. He is a suspect in an assault case where a Security guard…

Posted by Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers on Friday, January 10, 2020

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers says Saanich police are aware witnesses to the crime may have taken video of the incident and are asking people with footage to contact them at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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