The Victoria Police Department is attributing four separate armed robberies to the work of one man, who police say is now in custody.
The first incident in early December involved a man who held up a business in the 2000-block of Douglas St. armed with a knife.
Since then, three similar robberies with matching suspect descriptions have occurred: Feb. 10 in the 500-block of Johnson St., Feb. 11 in the 800-block of Esquimalt Rd. and Feb. 14 in the 600-block of View St.
“The suspect is a strong person of interest in another robbery on Jan. 30, when a business in the 1800-block of Douglas St. was robbed,” said Const. Mike Russell.
A 52-year-old Esquimalt man was arrested in the 900-block of Pandora St. on Thursday morning. He faces numerous weapon- and drug-related charges.