If you have any information about these crimes, or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a Web Tip . You do not have to give your name. You do not have to testify in court and you will remain anonymous. CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $2,000.00 for information that leads to an arrest and charge, or seizure of drugs or property.
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Fraudulent Debit/Credit Card Purchases
Saanich Police are looking to identify these suspects who are accused of using stolen credit/debit cards to make multiple fraudulent purchases at 4 different locations in the early morning hours of September 14th. The suspect descriptions and their vehicle description is below.
Suspect #1 description:
– Black Hoodie with a white outline of a dear head and antlers on the front
– Grey pants
– heavy set
– Short, dirty blonde hair receding from the front
Suspect #2 description:
– Black shorts
– Black shoes with white soles
– Newer looking truck (possibly a Chevrolet Silverado)
– 4 doors
– LED headlights
– Truck hitch
– Silver and Black rims
– possibly with a folded tonneau cover
If you recognize either suspect or the truck and you wish to remain anonymous, please click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above or please call 1-800-222-8477.
Theft of Sculptures in Sidney
Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP are asking for help in identifying the person in the pictures. They are responsible for stealing 2 sculptures (1 pictured) from a gallery in the 2500 block of Beacon Avenue in Sidney. The theft occurred in the morning of 31 August 2022. The suspect selected the items and placed them in their bag before leaving the business. The owner described them as a white male about 5ft9” tall, about 55 years old and 155lbs. They wore a blue and green camo hat.
If you know who he is or know where the missing artwork is, you can tell us anonymously, call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Drug Store Thief in Saanich
Saanich Police are looking to identify the suspect in the photos after they committed a theft of approximately $300.00 worth of items from a pharmacy in the 700 block of Royal Oak Drive. The crime took place on July 18th around 7:15pm, where the suspect took various items off the shelf and put them in a paper bag and left without paying.
If you know who he is and you want to tell us his name anonymously, please click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above or call 1-800-222-8477.
Mischief Suspects in Victoria
VicPD are looking to identify these individuals who on July 31st spray painted graffiti on the side of a building in the 400 block of Catherine Street. Police have been unable to ID them through other investigative means and are asking for your help.
Two of the suspects climbed atop a bus shelter to tag the building, while another can be seen keeping watch.
If you recognize any of these suspects and you want to tell us their names anonymously by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above, or please call 1-800-222-8477.
If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $2000.00.
Shoplifting & Fraud Investigation
The West Shore RCMP is seeking public assistance in identifying a woman believed to be involved in a shoplifting and fraud investigation.
On June 29, 2022, the West Shore RCMP received a report of a shoplifter at a business in the 800 block of Langford Parkway. The woman allegedly tried to leave the store with unpaid merchandise and fled before police arrived on scene.
Investigators spoke with a witness at the business who said prior to the alleged theft, the woman made a transaction where it is believed she used fraudulent identification.
If you know who she is and would like to tell us anonymously then you can. You will not have to appear in court, the suspect will never know you have spoken up, and you could earn a cash reward.
Call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
INDECENT ACT in Sooke
Illegal fishing affects us all!
Overfishing depletes our precious seafood stocks creating a financial and ecological impact on the entire community.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers, wants to let you know that you can anonymously tell us about anyone conducting illegal fishing activities. We will make sure your tip is passed along to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for investigation.
See link below from the Government of Canada:
Are you able to fill in the blank by reporting somebody overfishing anonymously? If so, please call 1-800-222-8477 or click the ‘Submit A Tip button above.
You will always remain anonymous, and you could earn a CASH reward of up to $2000.
As summer progresses and the heat of the summer increases, so does the likelihood of wildfires.
Please do not discard cigarette butts out of your vehicle window and ensure that you extinguish any open fires or flames appropriately.
Let’s keep our beautiful Island safe and fire free.
If you see a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour that could start a wildfire in BC, please call The BC Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cell phone.
If you know anyone deliberately starting fires and you want to tell someone anonymously, please call 1-800-222-8477 or click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Multiple B&E’s at Saanich Mall
Saanich Police would like help in identifying the 2 people in the pictures. They are suspects in a break and enter at Tillicum Mall on 30 June 2022. Once inside the mall they stole some cell phones from a store in there. They are also suspected of breaking into the mall on a further occasion.
If you know who they are you can tell us anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button above.
F/N 22-12361, 22-13093
File Number: 2022-1635
On Friday, June 10th, 2022 at approximately 11:20am a Stelly’s High School student was assaulted on school grounds. The student who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to hospital and released.
The assailants are believed to be associated to the sedan in these photos. The car is described as a newer model black BMW, with large shiny rims and tinted rear windows, at the time it had no front plate.
Police are looking for any information related to this vehicle. To speak directly to the Police investigators call 250-652-444
To remain anonymous you can call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online here by clicking the tip submit button.
Victoria Police Department are currently investigating a series of arsons that have happened within the month of June.
It began on June 17th with a small fire being reported having been lit outside a building on Menzies Street. As the fire department attended, they were alerted to a far bigger fire in a carport further up the street, that destroyed 6 cars and caused significant damage to the building.
On June 24th more fires occurred, just after 2am, in Balmoral Road a small fire had been lit by a hedge at the rear of a building complex. A garbage can was then set on fire on the 500 block of Yates street at about 3.55am.
If you witnessed these fires being lit or think you know who carried them out please call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the tip submit button.
Small Business Break & Enter in Saanich
Small Business B&E in Oak Bay
Theft of fragrance in Sooke
Sooke RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect who entered the Sooke Shoppers Drug Mart on April 17, 2022, in the early evening.
The suspect stole Calvin Klein and Tiffany fragrance sets valued at $535.00.
As the suspect left store without paying for the items, he pushed a customer who fell to the ground.
If you recognize the person who did this, you can tell us anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip here by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ above.
The Province of BC estimates it loses 200 Million Dollars each year in lost tax revenue due to the sale of illegal tobacco. Proceeds from the sale of tobacco can be linked directly to organized crime, which funds their criminal activities that occur in our communities
If you purchase illegal tobacco, do you know what you are smoking? Foreign substances such as rodent feces, insects and mold have been found in these cigarettes, as there is zero quality control when they are manufactured.
If you know someone selling Illegal Tobacco and you would like to report them anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Theft of Paslode Nail Gun
Saanich Police are asking for help in identifying the pair shown in the pictures. They are the suspects in a theft from a store in Tillicum Mall.
The thieves stole a Paslode 7 volt impulse cordless 16 gauge nail gun valued at $680.00 and escaped via the emergency exit setting off the alarm.
The theft took place on Monday March 21st in the late afternoon.
If you know who they are, you can tell us anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online here by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Saanich Police are currently investigating a Suspicious Circumstance/Attempted Break & Enter that occurred April 11th, at Uptown Shopping Centre around 11:40pm.
The 2 males in the pictures are the suspects in question and Police would like to identify them.
If you recognize either suspect in the pictures and you want to tell us their name(s) anonymously, please click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above or call 1-800-222-8477.
Break and Enter
On April 9, 2022, at around 4.30pm, the owner of a house in the of 3900 block of Tudor Avenue reported their residence had been broken into whilst they had been out for the afternoon.
An unknown suspect had broken into the house via a patio door and once inside targeted the bedrooms and some other rooms that had valuable items in. Stolen was a large collection of high-end jewelry, handbags, watches and clothing. Brands included Dior, Swarovski, Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel.
A Max Mara white Teddy Bear coat and red Swarovski Passage watch were stolen.. Also stolen are 30 antique Chinese coins similar to the ones pictured, they are worth around $20,000 each.
The suspect placed the stolen items in a black canvas sack stolen from the house and it appears that they were on foot when they committed the offence.
If you know who carried out this break and enter or know where the stolen goods are then please tell us anonymously. Call 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online here by pressing the tip submit button.
Fraud Suspect in Saanich
Saanich Police are asking for help to identify the person shown in the pictures.
They are a suspect in a fraud case where stolen credit cards were used to illegally buy goods.
If you recognize them and wish to tell us anonymously who they are please click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above, or call 1-800-222-8477.
West Shore Sexual Assaults
WEST SHORE SEXUAL ASSAULTS
West Shore RCMP is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect after receiving two reports of a youth being sexually assaulted in Colwood.
Two youth victims reported similar circumstances in separate incidents where a man in the 1900 Block of Sooke Road approached them and asked for directions. While the man was engaging with the victim, he was subtly groping them.
The first incident happened on January 27, 2022, just after 4:00 p.m. The second incident happened on March 24, 2022, just before 10:00 p.m. near a bus stop and the victim reports the suspect left when another male approached.
The suspect is described as:
– dark skinned
– thick accent
– 5 ft 5 in – 5 ft 8 in
– mid 40-50 years old
– slim to medium build
– thick black eyebrows and sideburns
– at the time of the incident on March 24, 2022 he was wearing a red and white baseball cap with cursive writing, green jacket and dark hood pulled up.
If you recognize the suspect and you want to remain anonymous, please click the ‘Submit a Tip’ button above, or call 1-800-222-8477
File # 2022-1500 & 2022-4857
Fraud Awareness Month
March is Fraud Awareness Month, and local Police encourage you to protect yourself from fraud by learning how to recognize it. Helpful information on common scams can be found at www.antifraudcentre.ca.
If you are unsure if you are being targeted for a scam, call your local Police and find out for sure. Better to be safe than sorry.
Anyone with information that may assist in identifying or locating the people responsible for these crimes are asked to call Police, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Theft of Parcels.
Saanich Police would like help in identifying this porch pirate, who stole several Amazon parcels from an address in the 3200 block of Eldon Place.
The brazen theft occurred on March 3rd the suspect gained entry to the lobby where they went on to steal the parcels awaiting collection by residents. The total value of items stolen amounted to $600.
If you recognize them and can tell us who they are please call us 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button.
You will always remain anonymous and could earn a reward if your tip is successful.
Suspect damages ATM
Saanich Police are asking for help in identifying the person in the pictures.
They are responsible for causing extensive damage to an ATM at a bank in the 3500 block of Uptown Boulevard. The incident took place on January 22nd at around 11.30pm.
The individual used multiple tools to commit the damage including a screw driver and super glue. The ATM camera and surrounding glass were damaged.
They are described as female, white, approximately 30 years old, and slim to medium build. They wore a bobble toque, glasses, a scarf and black running shoes with a white edge.
If you know who they are you can tell us anonymously by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above, or by calling 1-800-222-8477.
Mail Thief in Saanich
Saanich Police are looking for your help in identifying this female in the picture. She is suspected of stealing mail from a home in the 300 Block of Burnside Road East.
The female suspect has medium length brown hair combed to one side, wearing a dark jacket, dark pants and wearing UGG Boots.
If you know who this suspect is and you want to tell us her name anonymously, please call us at 1-800-222-8477 or click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Saanich & West Shore Business Break & Enter’s
On January 10th at about 1:30am, the suspects in the pictures were responsible for a Break and Enter to a liquor store in the 5300 block of Cordova Bay Road. They gained entry to the store by reversing a stolen truck in through the doors. Numerous boxes of liquor were stolen, and the pair drove the truck out of the store to make good their escape.
Later that same day at about 4:15am, the truck and its occupants broke into a business in the 2900 block of Amy Road in Langford. In this case, multiple tools were stolen including a red Milwaukee toolbox and a Rigid 13.5” planer.
The vehicle was abandoned and has since been recovered by the police.
If you recognize these suspects or know who committed these crimes, you can tell us anonymously by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above or call 1-800-222-8477
If successful, your tip could earn you a reward.
Thank you For your Support in 2021
January is National Crime Stoppers Month! Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers would like to take this opportunity to thank our community for supporting us through 2021.
In 2021, we received 1185 tips which helped our law enforcement partners to clear 72 cases.
The tips also recovered over 1.7 million dollars worth of property, cash and drugs!
Without your help, this would not have been possible. We would like to make 2022 as successful. Remember, you will always remain anonymous when you submit a tip. We do not want to know who you are, just your information about crime.
If your tip leads to an arrest, recovery of property, drugs, or is crucial to solving a crime, you could earn a cash reward of up to $2000.00.
Call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at victoriacrimestoppers.ca
Coop B&E’s in Central Saanich
Central Saanich Police Service are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects who are responsible for committing 2 separate Break & Enters to 2 different Coop Gas Stations in their area.
The first Break & Enter took place on December 14th in the 2100 block of Keating Cross Road, where a single suspect got away with $3000.00 in stolen cigarettes. The suspect was described as potentially Caucasian male, slim/regular build, black hoody (up), black jacket/vest, blue jeans, dark boots, blue surgical face covering, and a black mesh bag. No usable picture of the suspect was obtained.
The second took place on December 16th in the 6700 block of West Saanich Road, where 2 suspects broke through the front door, but appear to have been spooked and ran away. Suspects wore dark clothing and gloves. Pictures of both suspects below.
If you have any information about either of these crimes, or if you know who is in possession of the stolen cigarettes and you want to remain anonymous, please call 1-800-222-8477. You may also submit a tip on our website by clicking the ‘Submit A Tip’ button above.
Stolen Credit Cards used to illegally purchase thousands at Home Depots
Saanich Police would like help in identifying the people in the pictures. They are suspects in a fraud file, where stolen Store Credit cards were used, and over $7000 worth of items purchased on them in the Greater Victoria area alone. The suspects are 2 men and 2 women.
The suspects committed their illegal shopping spree out on 2 different occasions, once at the beginning of September and the second a month later at the beginning of October.
They are also suspected of carrying out similar crimes in other branches of the store across the Island. Total fraud amount is around $15,000.00.
If you know who any of these suspects are, or if you have been offered items for sale that you think have been bought fraudulently, you can tell us anonymously.
Call us at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip by clicking the ‘Submit a Tip’ button above.
If successful, you could earn a cash reward of up to $2000.00.