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On September 5, 2017, just after 9:00AM, a group of three women were at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park when one of the women went to use the outhouse style washroom at the south parking lot. 

When the victim was using the outhouse she noticed a light coming from within the toilet.  As she looked down she noticed a GoPro style camera with a bright light flashing up towards her.  The GoPro was attached to what appeared to be a “Selfie Stick” and also appeared to be coming from the washroom stall that backed onto hers. 

As the victim noticed the camera she screamed which alerted the other two women who were waiting outside the washroom.  The other women then watched a suspect flee the stall and was last seen headed west on a trail towards Beaver Lake Rd.

“This is an extremely disturbing incident” said A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie. “Officers from our Patrol Division and our Canine Unit attended immediately and attempted to locate the suspect.  The search was unsuccessful however Officers from our Forensic Identification Section also attended and collected potential evidence from the scene.”

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20’s to early 30’s, 5’10” tall with an athletic build.  He has short dark brown hair and looked clean cut with a possible beard.  The suspect was wearing a green T-shirt, darker coloured shorts and running shoes. 

If you have any information about the suspect please contact the Saanich Police or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

SPD File 17-21076 refers  

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