Victoria police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who allegedly stabbed a senior.
According to Victoria police, a 71-year-old woman was stabbed the back in the 900-block of Yates Street on March 13 at approximately 11 a.m. after she declined multiple times to provide money to a panhandler.
The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and managed to drive herself to hospital, where she was later released.
The suspect is described by police an Indigenous woman, approximately 5’7″ in height and between the ages of 20 to 25. She is described as having a slim to medium build, short black hair, round face, dark eyes and is missing her top front teeth.
Police said the suspect was wearing a dark hoodie, all dark clothing, and “possibly” a dark toque at the time of the alleged stabbing.
According to police, she was also “crying” immediately prior to the assault, which police believe was witnessed by pedestrians in the area.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.