Brazen Robbery at Saanich Hotel

19-10481

At about 0400 (am) hours on May 2, 2019, a robbery occurred at the Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites on Elk Lake Drive. Two masked male suspects entered the hotel and quickly jumped over the front counter to the staff area where the lone employee was working.

The males forcefully restrained the employee resulting in him suffering injuries from the event. A substantial amount of currency was taken and the employee was left restrained while the suspects departed. An alert hotel guest heard the calls for help and assisted the employee at that point.

If you have any information about this robbery and you’d like to tell us anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

 

Stolen Meat Products

West Shore RCMP are looking to identify these 2 suspects who stole hundreds of dollars’ worth of meat products from the Real Canadian Superstore in Langford on March 2nd.

If you recognize either suspect, and you want to tell us anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or leave us a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

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Broken windows at Tudor House Liquor Store

Victoria police are asking for help to solve the mystery of the shattered windows at the Tudor House Liquor Store.

5 Custom panes were broken during the night of Jan 27th. It is believed small metal objects were thrown at the windows causing them to smash and resulted in over $5000 in damage.

Local CCTV camera footage is still being analyzed, however it is hoped somebody may have witnessed this crime or knows something about it. If you do and want to report your information anonymously call Crime Stoppers. 1-800-222-8477.

ATM Thefts in Langford

File # 2019-2292 and 2019-1783

The West Shore RCMP are currently investigating a break and enter and theft that took place on February 9th at about 3:48 am. Two suspects are seen breaking into a convenience store located on Happy Valley Road in Langford.  Video surveillance shows one of the suspects hauling out the ATM machine.

Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying these two suspects.

Suspect #1: wearing a baseball cap, jacket and long pants.

Suspect #1

Suspect #2: Wearing a hoodie with the hood up, winter jacket with possible fur collared hood, and long pants.

Suspect #2

 

Similarly,  On February 2nd just after 5:00 am, the West Shore RCMP received a report from a different convenience store on West Shore Parkway in Langford. The store employee reported an unknown male running into the store placing a tow wire around the ATM which was attached to a white F150 truck. The suspect then runs back to the truck and attempts to haul the ATM away using the tow rope. This attempt failed however when the tow wire snapped and the suspect took off empty handed. The corresponding file number for this incident is West Shore File 2019-1783.

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Video Description:Watch this dramatic video of a suspect placing towing wire around the ATM, then attaching it to their truck and trying to rip the ATM out of the wall. This was a failed attempt as the wire broke.

If you have any information regarding these two investigations or can identify anyone of the suspects, please call the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers At 1-800-222-8477.

Langford “Carjacking”

On December 17th, 2018 at 9:00 pm West Shore RCMP received a 911 call of a robbery and theft of vehicle near the Millstream Village McDonalds in Langford. Police responded and located an 52 year old male victim who reported being “carjacked” while sitting idle in a parking lot.

The robbery occurred when the suspect opened the victim’s car door and grabbed him by the shoulders throwing him out of the vehicle onto the ground. The suspect drove away nearly running over the victim. The victim sustained minor injuries to his wrist, elbow, and hip, and was transported to hospital.

Suspect:
Caucasian male
5’7″ and 160 lbs
30-40 years old
Wearing a black jack, white pants, beige boots and a black toque

If you have any information about this investigation, please contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or to remain 100% anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers

 

 

Break and Enter to Tim Hortons

On January 1, 2019, West Shore RCMP responded to an overnight break and enter at the Eagle Creek Tim Hortons. Video surveillance shows a lone suspect breaking into the store at 12:18 a.m. wearing a black hoody, black jeans, grey shoes, orange gloves and face mask.

Stolen was approximately $200 in cash and several Tim Horton’s brand mugs and coffee products.

If you know their identity leave a tip on here or call 1-800-222-8477

Stolen Guitars

On Dec 17th a music shop downtown was broken into, Victoria Police Department are investigating the crime and would like your help.

The suspect pried open a door, entered the store and stole the two guitars pictured.

The suspect is described as white about 5′ 7” tall, skinny build and was wearing a red hoodie that had a green jacket over it. He carried a backpack and had a black baseball on.

If you recognize the suspect, or know where the guitars are. You can tell us anonymously. Call 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at victoriacrimestoppers.ca.

Break & Enter

Saanich police are trying to identify the male pictured, as he is a suspect in a break and enter. The crime happened in November in the 10 Mile point area. The house owner disturbed the male and chased him out of the house. When challenged, the suspect returned some of the property he had stolen but got away with a Mac book air. The vehicle he drove away in was stolen. The suspect is described as white, mid 30’s with a big nose. He wore a multi coloured toque, large brown/tan winter coat and dark pants.

If you know who he is or where the Mac book is contact us anonymously.

1-800-222-8477 or online victoriacrimestoppers.ca

 

Please identify our fraudster.

Saanich Police would like to identify the female pictured as part of an investigation into a fraud. It is believed she impersonated another person in order to obtain a money order, which was later cashed for Euro’s.

If you can identify her and wish to remain anonymous call us 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online her by clicking the “tip submit” button. Your information could earn you a reward.

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Theft from Motor Vehicle

Saanich Police would like help in identifying the male in the picture. He was captured on CCTV breaking into a vehicle parked in the Wicklow street area. He stole some Rayban sunglasses.

He was wearing a white hoody under a jacket and skinny jeans. He had converse type shoes on. He is white and in his early 20’s.

If you know who he is and wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. If your information leads to an arrest or recovery of property, you could earn a reward.

 

FENTANYL

We are in the midst of an opioid crisis, with a high number of overdose deaths.

The main driver for this increase is the toxic synthetic opioid called Fentanyl.

If you know anyone, who is selling Fentanyl or Fentanyl laced drugs and you like to report them anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Let’s work together to save lives and Crush Crime One Tip at a Time!

Who is this man?

Victoria Police would like help in identifying the man in the picture. He stole a bottle of tequila from a downtown liquor store.

He threatened the staff member with a syringe and what he said was a used needle. He stole the bottle and brandished the needle at them to make good his escape.

The witness described him as First nations with a very distinctive red tattoo on the left hand side of his neck.

If you know who he is and wish to remain anonymous then a submit online or call us 1-800-222-8477.

Bike Theft

Police are investigating a large number of theft of bicycles that have happened throughout the Greater Victoria area.

Bikes are being stolen from various locations with suspects cutting locks as well as taking unlocked bicycles.

If you have seen, anybody acting suspiciously near bike racks or if you have been offered a bike you think that may have been a stolen one contact us. If you know who is stealing the bikes and wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Don’t Drive High

With the legalization of Cannabis, Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers would like to remind everyone that driving under the influence of it is ILLEGAL and DANGEROUS.

Cannabis affects your ability to react and increases the chance of a crash. Don’t get behind the wheel or get in a car with an impaired driver — it’s just not worth the risk.

If you know anyone, who routinely drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs and you’d like to report them anonymously, call us at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave us a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Do you know these men???

Police in  Greater Victoria  are looking to identify these 2 white males who have been fraudulently using a stolen credit card. The card had been taken from a car in the Sidney area.

The suspects have been caught on CCTV cameras at a convenience store in the Quadra/ Mckenzie area. If you know who they are you can submit a tip online or call 1-800-222-8477.

 

Armed Robbery in Saanich

Saanich Police are still looking to identify this male who committed an armed robbery with a knife at a local convenience store on June 30, 2018.

If you recognize this suspect and you wish to remain 100% anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

If your tip leads to the arrest of this suspect, you could be eligible for a CASH reward up to $2000.00

Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

Sidney/North Saanich file 2018-4909

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are investigating the fraudulent use of credit cards at Victoria Distillers located at 9891 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC. that occurred on August 17 & 28, 2018. Investigators are looking to identify the male & female in these photos.

Do you know this Tagger?

Victoria Police Department would like help in identifying the individual shown in these photographs. He is responsible for defacing a building with graffiti.

If you recognize him, please let us know by submitting an anonymous tip.

Graffiti costs our local municipalities in excess of $1,000,000.00 per year to clean up.

Help keep the Greater Victoria area graffiti free by reporting taggers.

You will always remain anonymous when you submit a tip to Crime Stoppers and you could earn a reward if your tip leads to an arrest.

Increased Motorcycle & Scooter Thefts in Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria Police are seeing a marked increase in the theft of motorcycles, gas scooters and electric scooters.

Please take the following steps to reduce the risk of theft: Light: Park in a well-lit area, as well-lit is well protected. Lock: a heavy-duty lock will deter the majority of thieves. Report: report any suspicious activities in your area or on your property.

If you know anyone stealing any type of vehicle, and you would like to report them anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave us a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Car Jacking

Oak bay police are investigating a case of a car jacking. It took place at about 2.30am on the 19 August 2018 in the 900 block of Island road Oak bay. The victim was delivering newspapers when he left his car a maroon Oldsmobile.

When he returned to it the suspect pushed him to the ground, got into the car and drove off towards Mcneill Ave

The vehicle was found 2 days later in the 1200 block of Quadra Street, but the suspect remains at large. He is described as; male, wearing dark jacket and trousers.

If you know who stole this car or saw it driving around on the 19th and 20th of August and you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers and submit a tip.

 

 

Over fishing

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Do you know someone involved in illegal fishing activity? If so, you can report them anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a Web Tip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca.

If your tip leads to an arrest, or the recovery of drugs and/or stolen property, you could be eligible for a CASH reward up to $2000.00.

Sculpture Theft in Sidney

Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP are investigating a theft of a sculpture valued between $20-$40,000. It was stolen from the Mary Winspear Centre on August 3rd from the “Sidney Sculpture by the Sea” display. The sculpture features quartz crystal bears, a tree made from tiger-eye, a quartz fish, and sits on a base of BC Jade. Its dimensions are 14” tall, 8” wide, 8” deep and weighs 25 pounds.

If you know who committed this crime, or if you know the whereabouts of the sculpture please call Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP. To report your information anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Graffiti is a Crime

Graffiti vandals may believe their actions harm no one. However, the reality is graffiti sends the message that nobody cares, it attracts other forms of crime and it decreases residents’ feelings of safety. Graffiti is also costly, draining tax dollars for cleanup, and results in reduced property values, business growth and tourism.

If you know anyone, that is a Graffiti Vandal and you’d like to report them anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Break & Enter

A break and enter occurred between June 22nd-25th to a house in the Haro Road area. The suspect entered the property using tools taken to the house. Once inside the property they stole jewellery. The items stolen include a diamond necklace, several watches and the unusual necklaces pictured. One of the watches was a Gold Omega watch engraved with the words “All my love Carol 1970”. There was also a silver pocket watch inscribed with “Cummins Alberta”.

If you know where this jewellery is or who committed this crime call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Central Saanich Theft

Central Saanich Police Service is looking to identify the male in the pictures who stole products from a business in the 2100 block of Keating X Road on June 12, 2018.

If you recognize the suspect, call Central Saanich Police Service, or to remain 100% anonymous call Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave a webtip on our website victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse refers to any of several forms of maltreatment of an older person by a caregiver, family member, spouse, or friend.

Categories of elder abuse

There are three separate categories of elder abuse:

  • Domestic elder abuse usually takes place in the older adult’s home or in the home of the caregiver. The abuser is often a relative, close friend, or paid companion.
  • Institutional abuse refers to abuse that takes place in a residential home (such as a nursing home), foster home, or assisted-living facility. The abuser has a financial or contractual obligation to care for the older adult.
  • Self-neglect is behaviour of an older adult that threatens his or her own health or safety. Self-neglect is present when an older adult refuses or fails to provide himself or herself with adequate food, water, clothing, shelter, personal hygiene, medicine, and safety precautions.

Acts of elder abuse

Elder abuse can include:

  • Acts of violence, such as hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, shaking, slapping, kicking, pinching, choking, or burning. The inappropriate use of medicines or physical restraints, force-feeding, and physical punishment of any kind also are examples of physical abuse.
  • Forced sexual contact or sexual contact with any person incapable of giving consent. It includes unwanted touching and all types of sexual assault or battery, such as rape, sodomy, forced nudity, and sexually explicit photography.
  • Emotional or psychological abuse, such as name-calling, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation, and harassment. Treating an older person like a baby, giving an older person the “silent treatment,” and isolating him or her from family, friends, or regular activities are examples of emotional or psychological abuse.
  • Neglect, such as failing to provide an older person with food, clothing, personal shelter, or other essentials, such as medical care or medicines. Neglect can also include failing to pay nursing home or assisted-living facility costs for an older person if you have a legal responsibility to do so.
  • Abandonment or desertion of an older person by a person who has the physical or legal responsibility for providing care.
  • Illegal or improper use of an older person’s funds, property, or assets. This includes forging an older person’s signature, stealing money or possessions, or tricking an older person into signing documents that transfer funds, property, or assets.

Robbery Of Longboards

Victoria police continue to look for two suspects who robbed a male youth and his friend of their longboards in Quadra Heights playground on May 1, 2018, just before 9pm.

The victim and his friend were in the playground when the 2 suspects came into the area, took the 2 longboards (as seen in the pictures) and ran out of the park

The victim gave chase catching up to one of the suspects.  As he attempted to get one of the long boards back the second suspect hit him in the head with the other longboard. The victim fell to the ground and suffered life altering injuries. The two suspects ran away leaving the victim lying on the ground.

Both suspects are described as aboriginal, between 15-16 years old, about 5′ 3″ and of average build. One wore a red baseball cap.

If you know who committed this crime or where the longboards are and you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477″

Home Invasion

At 3AM on Monday, April 16, 2018, an unknown male, dressed all in black and wearing a neoprene mask with Skull outline on it, broke into a residence in a Sooke trailer park. The male threatened those inside with a steel rod and then stole a small fire safe, which contained cash, valuable coins, and jewellery.

The suspect asked for the safe specifically and did not take anything else suggesting the home invasion was premeditated.

If you have any information about this crime, please call Sooke RCMP, or to remain 100% anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (T.I.P.S.).

Stolen Rare Bonsai Tree

Saanich Police are investigating the theft of four rare Bonsai Trees from the Gardens at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific. The trees are valued at $1000.00 each, for a total of $4000.00 worth of trees stolen.

If you know who stole these rare Bonsai Trees, or where they are, and you would like to remain 100% anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a web-tip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca

Stolen E-Bike

Saanich Police are looking to identify the suspect in the picture who stole a VoltBike Yukon 750 Limited Electric Fat Bike from Tillicum Mall on March 5th, 2018.

If you recognize the suspect, or know where the bike is, please call Saanich Police.  To report your information anonymously call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a web tip at victoriacrimestoppers.ca .