UPDATE: We have identified the suspect in this file, and removed the photos.
Investigators are looking to identify at least one suspect involved in multiple thefts from a local liquor store in Saanich over the summer.
Police believe that the suspect pictured below was part of a group that attended a liquor store in the 3200 block of Shelbourne Street on four occasions beginning in late June. The suspect was captured on CCTV stealing one and sometimes two bottles of liquor at a time from the shelves before running out of the store. In one instance in July, staff attempted to stop the theft but an employee was assaulted in the process. On another occasion, the suspect tried to use bear spray against an employee but was unsuccessful.
Photos of the suspect have been provided in an attempt to identify her and any other individuals from the group that were involved in these thefts. In total 11 bottles of liquor were stolen from the store.
Anyone with information on these thefts or that can identify the suspect pictured below is asked to call the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321. You can also report what you know anonymously through the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information & Communications Officer