VicPD is looking to the public for help in identifying a male suspect in the theft of an elderly man’s brand new electric-assist bike.

The man was captured on CCTV as he allegedly entered the locked bike area after gaining access to a building on the 600-block of Toronto Street in Victoria on Tuesday.

The electric-assist bike reported stolen belongs to an elderly man who had only purchased it the day before. He told police that it is essential to his ability to get around the city.

Photo: VicPD

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 45-years of age, with a slim to medium build, standing about 6 feet tall.

He was wearing a blue parka-style jacket, a shiny black bike helmet with a dark coloured baseball style cap underneath, blue jeans and hiking shoes. He was also carrying a large black backpack.

If you recognize the suspect, have seen the bike, or have information about this incident, please call the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Ben O'Hara