Robbery foiled in downtown Victoria – but police need witnesses

VicPD seeks Good Samaritans who stopped fleeing suspect

  • Feb. 17, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Victoria Police Department is seeking two Good Samaritans as well as witnesses to an attempted robbery in downtown Victoria on Valentine’s Day.

The incident occurred just after 5pm Friday afternoon in the 600 block of View St. near Broad Street.

Two men confronted another man who had allegedly just committed a robbery, said Bowen Osoko, VicPD spokesman.

“One of the two men may have gotten into a physical confrontation with the fleeing suspect,” he said.

The suspect is described as a Native man, five-foot-10, wearing a red jacket with black and white stripes over a dark coloured hoodie, a dark backpack, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Witnesses also reported that the suspect had acne scarring on his face.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call VicPD’s non-emergency line at 250-995-7654.