Police in B.C.’s capital city are on the hunt for a man who allegedly damaged a handful of vehicles during an anti-mandate, anti-vaccine protest Saturday.
According to the Victoria Police Department, a man was reportedly seen by multiple witnesses damaging vehicles at a parking lot on 481 Kingston St. during the protest at the B.C. Legislature.
VicPD says witnesses told officers that several vehicles had been damaged, including damage to paint, vehicle surfaces and tires. Items had been stolen from some of the vehicles, the department notes.
“[Greater Victoria Integrated Public Safety Unity] officers began an initial response and searched the area. They learned that the suspect had departed the area and returned to their primary duty keeping people safe at the protest. Once the protest had wound down, Community Services Division officers then connected with those who had reported their vehicles damaged and continued the investigation.”
The suspect is described as a male between 25 and 35 in age with a medium build, short dark brown hair and green eyes. He was wearing a black bomber jacket and a red t-shirt. He also has a very noticeable birthmark on the right side of his neck. At the time of the incident, police say he wore a gold hoop earring in his right ear.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Victoria Police Department at 250-995-7654 ext 1.