Victoria Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a daytime robbery that took place at Mayfair Shopping Centre.
In a release, VicPD says they were called to the mall around 5 p.m. on Jan. 13 following reports from staff about a robbery and assault.
Staff told police that the man came into the store, picked up two LEGO sets then started walking towards the exit. A staff member tried to direct the man towards the cash registers, then the man assaulted the employee then fled the store.
Police say the staff member received non-life-threatening injuries and did not require medical assistance at the time of the incident.
The suspect was last seen crossing the street in the 700-block of Finlayson Street.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, standing approximately five feet, seven inches tall with a medium build. He had a short dark beard and moustache. He was wearing a dark green or grey winter hat with black fur earflaps, and an army-green khaki style winter jacket. He had lines or marks on his face and witnesses described that he walked hunched over.
Do you recognize this man who assaulted a staff member during a robbery at Mayfair Mall on Thurs Jan 13? He has a distinctive winter hat. If you recognize him call (250) 995-7654, ext 1 or @VicCrimeStop. #yyj | https://t.co/GqqXrquazk pic.twitter.com/IOgSkTGAvN
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) January 17, 2022
Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to report anonymously.