Saanich police seek man and woman suspected of stealing e-scooter from grocery store worker

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers
Two suspects in a recent e-scooter theft are shown.

Police are on the lookout for a man and a woman who stole an electric scooter from a grocery store worker in Saanich.

According to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers, the theft occurred along Vanalman Avenue sometime between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Jan. 25.

Crime Stoppers says the victim rode their e-scooter to work, then when they were heading home for the day they noticed the lock securing their scooter was cut, and the e-scooter was missing.

Police add that the scooter is the “only independent means of transport” for the victim.

Security footage in the area shows a man stealing the scooter, and putting it into a silver Jeep Cherokee that was being driven by a woman with long hair, according to Crime Stoppers.

Police say a brown dog was also seen in the back of the car.

“Despite extensive enquiries the police have been unable to identify the suspects,” said Crime Stoppers in a release Friday.

Investigators are now asking for the public’s help in identify the pair.

“We still have officers working on this investigation and are working hard to get the scooter back to the owner as it was quite expensive,” said Saanich Police Insp. Damian Kowalewich in a statement Saturday.

“We are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male in the photograph,” he said.

The man is described as Caucasian, standing approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall with short, wavy greying hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket, beige pants and black shoes at the time.

Anyone with information on the two suspects, or on the theft, is asked to call Saanich Police or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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