Victoria police have seized a pellet gun that may have been used to damage a window in Victoria City Hall.
On July 29 around 2:45 p.m. police were called to Centennial Square after a City of Victoria staff member reported that they had returned to their desk to the find a damaged window – damage consistent with a projectile having been fired from outside the building.
The staffer wasn’t injured but as the Victoria Police Department investigated, they learned of a second, similar incident nearby. On July 31 reports came in of similar damage to several windows in the McPherson Playhouse, reportedly costing a few thousand dollars to repair. Police are still seeking witnesses for the incident at the playhouse.
On Aug. 4, investigators seized a pellet gun they believe to be associated with both incidents. The pellet gun was found on a person in Centennial Square.
No arrests have been made.
“Replica firearms continue to be used in crimes across Victoria and Esquimalt,” said Const. Cam MacIntyre in a statement. VicPD has attended 59 files involving replica firearms so far this year.
Investigators ask anyone with information on either incident to call the station at 250-995-7654 and select option one for the report desk.
To report anonymously call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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