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Saanich Police are investigating after a suspect attempted to rob a woman getting out of her vehicle, on Wednesday February 17, 2021, at approximately 6:40 a.m. The woman was parking her vehicle in a plaza in the 5300 block of Cordova Bay Road and as she was getting out, an unknown male pushed his way in and grabbed her handbag. A short struggle ensued at which point the suspect gave up his attempt at taking her bag and left the area on foot. No weapons were used, and the victim was not physically injured.
The suspect was not known to the victim and this attack appears to be random. The suspect is described as an adult Caucasian man, 5’9”, wearing a brown, winter-style tweed jacket and knitted black gloves. His face was covered at the time and was last seen heading southbound near Cordova Bay Road. He may have later left the area in a vehicle.
If you have any information about this crime, or possible dash cam/security camera footage Saanich Police ask that you get in touch with them by calling 250-475-4321.
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