VicPD is investigating an attempted robbery after a man held a knife up to two woman and demanded they put their purses in his open backpack. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD is investigating an attempted robbery after a man held a knife up to two woman and demanded they put their purses in his open backpack. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD investigating after man tries to rob two women at knife-point

The man told the women to put their purses in his open backpack

Victoria police are investigating an attempted robbery at knife-point that took place on Sunday night.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., patrol officers and members of the police dog team were called to a report of a robbery in the 1000-block of Craigdarroch Road.

Two women told police that they were walking on the sidewalk in that area when they were approached by an unknown man, who was holding a knife.

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The man held the knife up to the woman and demanded that they put their purses in his open backpack.

The two women screamed loudly and the man fled the area on foot, running northbound on Criagdarroch Road. He did not take any of the women’s belongings.

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The suspect is described as a 20-year-old Caucasian man, standing 5’9” tall, with a slim build. He had dark hair and wore a blue medical mask, a black jacket with the hood up and blue jeans. He was carrying a small black backpack.

If you have information about this incident, call VicPD’s non-emergency line at 250-995-7654.


 

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