Police say a Victoria woman suffered “significant” injuries when a suspect threw a rock through her living room window, apparently at random, striking her in the face.
It happened at around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the victim was sitting in her living room at a home in the 1900-block of Chambers Street when someone suddenly threw two rocks through the window, smashing it.
One rock hit a laptop, damaging it, while the other hit the woman in the face — an injury police called non-life threatening but one that required “extensive” medical treatment.
The combined damage cost for the window and laptop is estimated to be more than $5,000, police said.
Police say the suspected attacker was seen running from outside the home to a waiting vehicle, then took off.
He’s described as a man standing between 5’10” and six feet tall with a medium build and was wearing a grey or white hoodie. The getaway vehicle is described as a small, silver Honda hatchback.
Police say their investigation so far leads them to believe the attack was random and there was no connection between the assailant and victim.
Investigators are hoping other witnesses or people with information will come forward, including residents in the area who may have surveillance cameras, dashcam or doorbell cameras that could have caught the suspects.
Anyone with information or footage is asked to call police at 250-995-7654 extension 1 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A woman suffered significant facial injuries requiring extensive medical treatment after she was struck by a rock thrown threw her window during a random attack in the 1900-block of Chambers St. The attack also caused over $5000 in property damage. #yyj | https://t.co/OoYikdH99h pic.twitter.com/FSP3Cp52Qr
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) October 29, 2022