Victoria police have released a sketch of a man suspected in three incidents that occurred in James Bay last night.
Officers responded to a call in the 200-block of Michigan Street after a report of a suspicious person banging on a window of a residence. The caller’s description of the individual matched the one provided by witnesses earlier of a man found trying to open car doors in a parking lot at Simcoe and Menzies streets.
While police were investigating the Michigan call, a third incident report came in about a man who fled after attempting to steal a purse. Multiple units and a K9 officer searched the area, but were unable to find the man.
The suspect is described as an Aboriginal man between five-foot-10 and six-feet tall, clean shaven with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark grey windbreaker with a light grey hood and light grey pants.
Police ask anyone who has information on the incidents or recognizes the man to call VicPD at 250-995-7654, or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to report what you know anonymously.