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Saanich police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man who allegedly tried to rob a gas station at knifepoint on Tuesday.

According to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers, the man entered a gas station in the 3500-block of Shelbourne St. and produced a "large knife" to threaten the attendant.

The surveillance footage shows the man was wearing a black jacket, black pants, white shoes, and a black toque with white writing on the side at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Saanich police at 250-475-4321 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

@SaanichPolice are looking to ID this male who on Aug 3rd entered a gas station in the 500 blk of Shelbourne to commit an armed robbery with a large knife.

If you know who he is, and you'd like to tell us #anonymosly, please call 1-800-222-8477 or at https://t.co/H4nEc1KsxE pic.twitter.com/fBj2eNUhhs

— GV Crime Stoppers (@VicCrimeStop) September 6, 2019