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)

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.

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