(Douglas and Fort/Google Maps)

Police are seeking a suspect who stole a coat from a visually impaired man in downtown Victoria.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Douglas and Fort streets at 12:45 pm on Saturday.

According to a press release from VicPD, the suspect was riding by on his bicycle when he stole a coat from the arms of a 71-year-old visually impaired man, and then sped away.

The coat is described as a 3/4 length burgundy Lands’ End brand raincoat with a sheepskin collar and several pockets. Officers are canvassing the area for surveillance video and witnesses.

The coat contained the man’s monocular in its pocket – a device that helps him see. It was also a gift from his late wife.

If you witnessed or have information about this incident, please call the Victoria police non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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