A senior citizen in Oak Bay woke up from a nap to find a woman leaving her suite with an armful of stolen goods.
Oak Bay Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the woman who entered the Care Facility on Bee Street at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7th.
The suspect entered the senior citizen’s suite through an unlocked front door and stole cash, her purse, and her passport.
When the victim woke up, she tried to confront the thief who then promptly fled from the scene.
The woman is approximately 25 years old and is described as Caucasian, standing 5’6″ tall, with dark hair, and was wearing dark clothing and tight pants at the time of the incident.
“Entering the residence of a vulnerable senior and stealing their property is disgusting,” says Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties.
“Someone will know who this suspect is and we strongly encourage them to call us or Crime Stoppers.”
As of approximately 9:20 a.m., the police department reported being sent a good tip on the identity of the suspect from their social media post on the subject, and encouraged individuals to keep coming forward.
Their tweet also included a cheeky message to the suspect: “You can drop by our office today if you like or just give us a shout & we’ll come and getcha! 😉”
Why do we love social media? We've already got a good tip on the identity of our suspect! 👍Please keep them coming! To the suspect: You can drop by our office today if you like or just give us a shout & we'll come and getcha'! 😉 See ya' soon! https://t.co/KQRrnDQIHi
— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) March 12, 2019
Anyone who recognizes the woman in the image above or has any information about this incident should contact Oak Bay PD at 250-592-2424, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.