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Police seek man who reportedly headbutted Bay Centre store employee in Victoria

Suspect attacked one employee after brief conversation, used head to assault second staffer
Victoria police are looking to identify this man, a suspect in the assault of two store employees in the Victoria Bay Centre. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police are looking to identify a man who reportedly assaulted two Bay Centre store employees on Feb. 5.

Officers arrived just before 6 p.m. and learned a man had approached a store employee about a pair of broken headphones. When the employee asked for more information, police said, the man suddenly attacked the staffer.

The employee retreated behind a counter and a second employee approached and attempted to de-escalate the situation. The man then threatened and headbutted the second employee, who, despite being attacked, was able to keep the man away from other staff until the suspect fled the store.

The second employee suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the incident.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, standing about 5’10” with a heavy build and dark brown hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a red jacket with black accents, an unbuttoned white collared shirt, a blue shirt with white buttons on the front, grey pants and brown shoes.

Anyone with information can contact VicPD at 250-995-7654, ext. 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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