Victoria Police seek dashcam footage after random attack on motorist in Victoria

Victoria Police seek dashcam footage after random attack on motorist in Victoria

Victoria Police are reaching out to the public for possible dashcam footage after a random attack occurred on a motorist in Victoria this weekend.

The incident took place on Sunday, March 6, shortly after 6:45 p.m. when patrol officers responded to a report of a brick thrown through the window of an occupied vehicle.

The vehicle was at the intersection of Douglas and Johnson streets at the time of the incident, say police.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers learned that a Himalayan salt rock was thrown through the driver’s side window of an occupied vehicle while it was stopped on Douglas Street.

The rock shattered the window and struck the driver, according to a police report.

The driver was also struck by the broken glass and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries on the scene.

The suspect was last seen walking away from the scene, eastbound on Johnson Street from Douglas Street.

The suspect is described as a 50-year-old man with a medium build and having had long gray hair. He wore a black winter coat with a fur-trimmed hood at the time of the incident.

The victim was driving southbound on Douglas in a grey Toyota Prius.

Victoria Police are seeking dashcam footage or anyone who may have further information on the incident that may aid in the investigation.

Any witnesses are asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.

To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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