On April 14th shortly after 11:00PM a 25 year old woman was walking in the area of Shelbourne St/Blair Ave and was approached by an unknown man on a bike.  The man asked for the Victims cell phone and when she refused to give it to him he dropped his bike and began to chase her.

The suspect caught up with the victim, pushed her to the ground then stole her handbag.  After stealing the victim’s handbag the suspect ran back to his bike and fled.  Saanich Police were contacted and quickly attended.  A search for the suspect was conducted however he was never found.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 18 years old, 5’9” tall, a slim build, blondish hair and having a rounder face.  The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and had a black and white bandana around his forehead. 

“Our investigators are asking that if you saw the suspect in the area around the time of the robbery to call Saanich Police.” A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie said.  “We’re hopeful someone may either know this suspect and come forward or be able to provide us with more information to help us further our investigation.”


If you have any information about this robbery please contact the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie #228

SPD File: 16-08080 refers 

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