Greater Victoria bus driver assaulted by male passenger

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP looking for public’s help in identifying suspect

The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying this man. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

A bus driver was assaulted Tuesday morning on the Saanich Peninsula and the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is requesting help from the public in identifying the male suspect.

At approximately 7.00am in the area of Lochside Drive and Bakerview Place in North Saanich, a bus driver was the victim of a serious assault. He suffered injuries to his face. The passenger who is suspected of assaulting him fled on foot, holding a duffel bag. The suspect is described as thin, with a moustache or goatee beard, dark hair and wearing a white shirt under a chequered coat. He is believed to use BC Transit and travel the same route every day.

A BC Transit Communications employee said “We are giving the driver support and our top priority is the safety of our drivers and customers”. She declined to give further information as the incident is now an active RCMP investigation.

If you have information about the man’s identity, please call the local detachment at 250-656-3931 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Vancouver measles outbreak prompts vaccine vigilance on Island

Island health authorities push measles vaccinations - and not just for kids

Watershed concerns prompt opposition to alternate Malahat routes

Motion submitted to Regional Water Supply Commission opposing highway in watershed

Crews are on scene after a water main break on Goldstream and Strathmore in Langford

Some residences have been evacuated and traffic is being diverted

Remembering Nirvana in Victoria on Cobain’s 52 birthday

Nirvana played one show in Victoria on March 8, 1991 at the Forge

Head-on collision in Saanich draws attention to rural road safety

Saanich says additional road safety measures are already planned or underway

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of Feb. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Market volatility, mortgages loom over upcoming earnings of Canada’s big banks

Central bank interest hikes have padded the banks’ net interest margins

Hearings into SNC-Lavalin affair start today, but not with Wilson-Raybould

She has repeatedly cited solicitor-client privilege to refuse all comment

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

Tilray to acquire hemp food company Manitoba Harvest for up to $419 million

Tilray will pay $150 million in cash and $127.5 million in stock.

Tears, flowers at impromptu memorial for Syrian children killed in Halifax fire

The family had only lived in the Quartz Drive home for a few months

NDP candidates push for stronger climate action as Singh supports LNG Canada

Singh has tried to project unity in the party while facing internal criticism for poor fundraising and low support in the polls

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

Most Read