Our downtown heritage buildings are being damaged on a weekly basis by graffiti.
The paint being sprayed on them is degrading the brick work and paint, with city workers being put at risk in the cleanup operation.
Over $1 million a year is spent cleaning up graffiti, and now iconic murals are being destroyed because of it.
Some ways to spot if someone is a tagger is by the items they may have; spray paint cans, work gloves, a sketch book of designs, stencils for a quick tag, fat permanent markers. They will also wear a hoody, sunglasses, hat and bandanna to conceal their identity. The 2 people in the picture are suspected of causing such damage in a different case of tagging.
If you recognize them or think you know a tagger, let us know who they are by calling 1-800-222-8477, or submit a tip online at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca. You will remain anonymous and could earn a reward.
The picture below shows the size of recent tagging on a heritage building downtown (the graffiti has been obscured as to not bring recognition to the criminal).
Saanich Police would like to identify the person in these pictures. She is suspected of stealing a phone along with credit and bank cards. The theft happened on August 13th, in one of the retirement homes on Shelbourne Street.
The suspect entered the private office at the back of reception and stole the items from a hand bag that was being kept there.
The cards have been used in various locations in Victoria.
Saanich Police are asking for your help in identifying the male in the pictures, who on July 6th was caught on video surveillance using a stolen credit card to make a purchase from a local convenience store.
If you recognize the male suspect, and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477, or leave a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca
Saanich Police are looking for this suspect in relation to separate cases of theft from Vehicles, theft of electric bicycles and a mobility scooter They occurred in underground garages in the Tillicum and Quadra areas.
Items stolen include: Prada sunglasses, electric bicycles, cash and a mobility scooter & charger.
From surveillance footage a description of the suspect has been made, he is white, approx. 6′ tall, slim build, aged 20-30 years, with short hair. He was wearing white runners, dark pants, a light colored sweater with a logo on the front and stripes on the arms. He had a dark colored baseball hat on with a logo on the front.
If you know who he is, call us anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. If your tip is successful, you could earn yourself a CASH reward of up to $2000.00
Saanich Police are looking to identify this male who attempted to commit fraud at a local grocery store. When a staff member confronted the suspect, he pulled a knife before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction,
If you recognize this male in the picture and you’d like to tell us who he is anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca
Saanich Police are investigating two robberies that happened over the weekend.
The first happened at about 5:15AM on May 25, 2019 at the 7-11 located at 10 Burnside Road West. A male entered the store, produced a gun to the store employee and demanded money. He then fled on foot heading west on Burnside Road.
The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, about 40 years old. He wore a black leather jacket with a hoody underneath, dark pants and shoes, and sunglasses.
The second happened the following morning, on May 26th. This robbery took place at the 7-11 at 3775 Carey Road at about 4:30AM. Two suspects, a male and a female, entered the store and approached two employees who were behind the counter, demanding money. One of the suspects held a gun during the robbery. They then fled on foot down Harriet Road towards the Galloping Goose Trail.
The male suspect was Caucasian, 25-30 years old, skinny and about 5’8” tall. He wore a black hoody and had his face partially covered with a bandana. The female suspect was tall (6’0” to 6’3”), skinny and wore a black jacket with a D/C logo on the front. She also had her face covered by a bandana.
In both cases, the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of money along with cigarettes. Thankfully none of the store employees were physically harmed during these crimes.
At this time, police have not identified any of the suspects and have not ruled out that the two robberies may be connected. Both stores were examined by our Forensic Identification team and our detectives have taken over the investigations.
Anyone with information about these two robberies is asked to contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or to remain 100% anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a webtip at www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca
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
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.
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 #2: Wearing a hoodie with the hood up, winter jacket with possible fur collared hood, and long pants.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.