Patrol officers with Victoria Police are investigating after an attempted knife-point robbery Sunday.
At approximately 10:15 p.m. on Sunday night, VicPD officers, as well as the K9 team were called to a report of a robbery in the 1000-block of Craigdarroch Road.
Two women reported to police that they were walking on the sidewalk in that area when they were approached by an unknown man.
The suspect held the women at knife-point and demanded that they place their purses into his open backpack, according to a police report.
A loud reactionary scream from the women resulted in the suspect fleeing from the area on foot.
Police say that the man fled the scene in the northbound direction along Craigdarroch Road.
The suspect did not take any of the women’s belongings following the incident, police add.
Police said that officers arrived within minutes of the incident being reported and began to search for the suspect with the VicPD K9 team. However, he was not located.
Police are describing the suspect as a 20-year-old Caucasian man, standing 5’9″ tall, with a slim build.
The suspect had dark hair and wore a blue medical mask, a black jacket with the hood up, and blue jeans and he was carrying a small black backpack.
Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
This file remains under investigation.