Three men wanted in connection with unrelated robberies in Esquimalt and Victoria

Knives, hammer weapons of choice in demand for cash, prescription drugs

Victoria police are investigating a recent string of unrelated robberies in Esquimalt and Victoria.

A hammer-wielding man robbed the Comfort Inn & Suites, at 101 Island Hwy. in Esquimalt, of an undisclosed amount of cash on Saturday around 5:50 a.m.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40s, about five-foot five or five-foot-six, clean shaven and was wearing a green winter coat.

Later that same day around 11 a.m., a man drew a knife at the View Street Pharmacy, located at 867 View St. He failed to get the prescription drugs he demanded thanks to a pharmacist who had called police.

The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and wore a red scarf over his face. He is said to be five-foot-nine with an athletic build.

A third suspect also pulled a knife on a clerk and escaped with cash from the Stop N Go convenience store at 890 Esquimalt Rd. just after midnight on Monday.

“VicPD officers soon arrived but were hindered in their investigation by the lack of co-operation from the store owner,” said Const. Mike Russell, Victoria police spokesperson.

The suspect is a white male, about six-feet tall and was wearing dark pants and a winter jacket.

Tips can be called in to the Victoria Police Department at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

emccracken@vicnews.com

 

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