VicPD searching for suspect involved in hit-and-run collision with stolen vehicle

VicPD searching for suspect involved in hit-and-run collision with stolen vehicle

The Victoria Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect that was involved in a hit-and-run collision with a stolen vehicle.

The head-on collision took place just after 2:50 p.m. on March 24 in the 1700-block of Fort Street.

Police say they were called for a report of a head-on hit and run collision between a Ford F150 and a black 2018 Toyota Highlander.

According to reports, the Toyota Highlander crossed the centre line and collided with the Ford F150, making severe enough contact to deploy the airbags in both vehicles while also causing significant damage as well.

Police learned that following the collision, the driver of the Highlander exited the vehicle, removed something from the trunk, and fled the area.

B.C. Emergency Health Services paramedics attended the scene as well and medically cleared the F150 driver following the collision.

While officers were talking with the F150 driver, they were notified of a 911 call reporting that a black 2018 Toyota Highlander had been stolen from a parkade in the 500-block of Yates Street between 11:50 a.m. and 2:50 p.m.

Officers confirmed that this stolen vehicle was the black 2018 Toyota Highlander that was involved in the collision.

As part of the investigation, police were able to locate surveillance footage of the suspect captured in the 1800-block of Fort Street following the collision.

He is described as a man approximately 24 years old, with a slim build and medium-length dark brown hair.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a grey hooded jacket with black markings, grey patterned pants, a black ball cap and a backpack. He was also carrying a black bag, an acoustic guitar and a stubby skateboard with bright yellow wheels.

Police are asking that if anyone recognizes the man in the photo above, or has any information about this incident, they should contact the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.


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