VicPD seeking suspect in daytime robbery and assault

VicPD seeking suspect in daytime robbery and assault
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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.

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.


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