A First Nations decorative mask

A First Nations decorative mask

First Nations art stolen from Chinatown business in Victoria

Victoria police have strong person of interest in Aug. 16 theft

  • Sep. 9, 2013 12:00 p.m.

The Victoria Police Department is asking for public help in locating a First Nations piece of fine art stolen from a business in the 500-block of Fisgard Street last month.

VicPD are issuing a public appeal in the Aug. 16 theft in a bid for further information on a person of interest.

The suspect allegedly picked up the $1,600 mask and simply walked out of the store, said VicPD Const. Mike Russell.

“Although (officers) have a strong suspect in the case, the mask remains at large,” Russell said.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the mask is asked to call VicPD at 250-995-7654 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477).

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