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VicPD seeks help identifying armed robbery suspect

Major crime unit investigating after a convenience store robbed at gunpoint Saturday
VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. (Photo Courtesy of VicPD)

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery investigation.

The Victoria Police Department’s major crime unit is investigating after a convenience store in the 900-block of Craigflower Road was robbed shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. In a news release, police said a woman pointed a handgun at staff and stole money, before fleeing on foot.

Multiple officers attended the scene and an Integrated Canine Service team was deployed to try and track the suspect but was unable to locate her.

The suspect is described by police as a 20 to 30-year-old Caucasian woman around 5’8”, with a medium build. She has blue eyes, “distinctive eyelashes” and wore a medical mask on her face. The woman carried a gold purse and wore a distinct red and black jacket with the hood up.

The investigation remains ongoing, and anyone who recognizes this suspect or who has information about this incident is asked to contact VicPD’s non-emergency line at 250-995-7654, ext 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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