Witnesses sought in ‘Baby Formula’ robbery

Victoria Police are investigating a strange incident that happened Monday night outside Hillside Mall.

They would like to identify a suspect in a robbery where a man made threatening comments to an older couple outside the mall near Bolen Books around 5 o'clock.  Police say the suspect approached the victims and asked them for money.  When they declined, the suspect said he needed the money for baby formula, then threatened them with violence if he wasn't given money.

Concerned for their safety the couple handed over a small amount of cash. The man then fled. The couple were not physically injured in the incident and called police.

Additional investigation indicates that this man may have several outstanding victims who have not reported similar incidents.

The suspect is described as a well-groomed Caucasian man, in his 30s, with a small build, standing five feet, nine inches tall. He had short, dark brushed black hair, and a dark moustache and beard. He was wearing a black sport coat and black pants. 

If you have information about this incident or another incident that has not yet been reported, or know the suspect’s identify, you are asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

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