Victoria Police Department has now acquired surveillance images of the person they suspect stole an electronic scooter from a 54-year-old B.C. Special Olympics athlete.
The electric scooter was stolen from outside Hillside Mall in the 1600-block of Hillside Avenue around 4 p.m. on Sept. 21.
The suspect is described as 30 to 40-year-old Caucasian man standing approximately 6 feet tall, with a slim to medium build. In the images, he is wearing a blue and grey tracksuit, chain necklace and a Nike baseball hat.
The suspect used a shopping cart to transport the stolen scooter away.
UPDATE | Suspect images released in the theft of a BC Special Olympic Athlete's electric scooter. Recognize this man? 250-995-7654 ext 1. @VicCrimeStop to remain anonymous. #yyj https://t.co/WUtSCVzYlr https://t.co/1EuXI7ykBK pic.twitter.com/7go4QZzudl
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) September 23, 2020
VicPD describe the scooter as “a black, two-wheeled ‘FLG’ brand electric scooter, with off-road tires and a light on the front fender. The scooter’s serial number — which can be found along the base of the scooter where the battery sits — is FLJ-HBC0287.
The owner of the scooter has a disability and depends on the scooter for transportation.
Anyone with information of the scooter’s whereabouts can contact VicPD’s non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 and select option 1.
To provide information anonymously call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
This FLJ Electric Scooter was stolen from outside Hillside Mall yesterday. The owner is a B.C. Special Olympics athlete who relies on the scooter for transportation. If you have info 250-995-7654 ext 1. @VicCrimeStop to remain anonymous. #yyjhttps://t.co/98tUziIv0Q pic.twitter.com/RumOm9sAwd
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) September 22, 2020
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