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Victoria police are seeking the public’s assistance in finding a suspect who broke into a home in the Oakland neighbourhood on Friday.

Around 12:30 p.m. on October 19th, officers received a report of a man breaking into a home in the 2500 block of Shakespeare Street.

Inside the house were two teenage girls who were home alone, and while they are shaken, they are uninjured.

Police say that the suspect first rang the doorbell, and after receiving no answer, circled the house to find the backdoor. Once there, he opened an unsecured window and was able to reach through the window to unlock the backdoor.

After the door was unlocked, he entered the home and was met by one of the girls. At that point, the suspect turn and fled. After, the girls called their parents, who then called 911. Officers responded but were unable to find the suspect.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male somewhere in his 50s, with long grey/brown hair and stubble. He was wearing a blue and turquoise sweater, and a blue and red baseball cap.

If you have information about this incident, or about the suspect, contact the Victoria Police non-emergency line at 250-995-7654. If you’d like to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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