One man wanted for six armed robberies

Police seek help to identify suspect

Victoria police have released a photo of the armed robbery suspect.

A suspect accused of three armed robberies earlier this month is being accused of three more.

Victoria police allege one man is responsible for six armed robberies in Victoria and Saanich, with the most recent incident happening Monday at a toy store on Douglas Street.

Police hope the public can help identify the suspect.

A man walked into Dreamland Kids toy store at 3194 Douglas St. at about 3 p.m. Monday and allegedly showed a handgun before taking money from the store.

Officers say the suspect is wanted for armed robberies at the Subway restaurant at 3400 Douglas St. on Sept. 25, the Shopper’s Drug Mart at 101 Burnside Rd. West on Sept. 19, the Travelodge Hotel at 229 Gorge Rd. East also on Sept. 19, the Blue Ridge Motel at 3110 Douglas St. on Sept. 15 and the Liquor Depot at 123 Gorge Rd. East on Sept. 10.

In each incident, the suspect was described as a man in his late 20s or early 30s, 5’11” to 6’ tall. Witnesses have sometimes described him as having a bandana over his face and wearing a hoodie. After the Shopper’s Drug Mart robbery, the suspect was described as having “piercing” green eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Paul Spencelayh with VicPD at 250-995-7259 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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