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Saanich Police responded to an armed robbery this past Saturday, June 29, 2019.  It happened at about 10am at the Chevron gas station at the intersection of Quadra Street and Cloverdale Avenue.  An unknown man entered the store and while pointing a gun at the store clerk, demanded money.  The suspect fled on foot towards Cloverdale Avenue after the clerk handed him a quantity of cash.  The clerk, a 21 year old man, was thankfully not physically hurt during the incident.

The suspect is described as possibly Asian with a receding hair line or possibly even bald.  He wore a grey and white hoodie, black jeans, grey gloves, sunglasses and a medical mask over his face.  A picture of the suspect obtained from the store’s video surveillance system is below:

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Saanich Police continue to investigate this robbery and are looking for any information that can help.   Our non-emergency number is 250-475-4321 or if you wish to provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


*UPDATE - Eric Hartley has been located and is safe.*

Saanich Police are looking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.  Eric Thomas Hartley was last seen on June 10, 2019 in Saanich, where he resides in the Tillicum area.  He was reported missing 3 days later on June 13th.

Eric is a 45 year old Caucasian man.  He is 6’1” tall and weighs about 280lbs.  He has longer dirty blonde hair that could be in a ponytail, and has a beard and mustache.  Eric is in deteriorating health which has resulted in his recent use of a motorized scooter. 

Eric Hartley

Police are concerned for Eric’s wellbeing so if you see him or have information on his whereabouts, please call us at 250-475-4321, or to report your information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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Have you recently purchased a smartphone from a local online sales site only to learn from your service provider that the phone is “blacklisted” and is blocked from the major wireless networks? If so, Saanich Police would like to hear from you.

Over the last few months, police across the lower island have been receiving reports of fraudulently obtained cell phones being sold on sites such as Used Victoria, Varage and Kijiji. The phones are primarily newer model IPhones and Samsungs and look legitimate, unfortunately in each instance, the buyer is left with an expensive paperweight.

If you have found yourself in this situation, please call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 and reference file 19-8630.

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