West Shore RCMP are currently investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at around 10:20 pm on May 1st, 2015 on Atkins Avenue near Crystal View Drive in Langford, B.C.

The victim, a 19 year old Langford woman, was walking along a dark portion of Atkins Avenue when a male suspect approached her and attempted to steal her purse. She defended herself and sustained minor wounds from an edged weapon the suspect had in his possession. No further description of the weapon is known.

The suspect was unsuccessful in stealing the woman’s purse, and fled the scene on foot. The victim immediately ran towards the West Shore RCMP Detachment while calling police from her cell phone.

BC Ambulance Service and multiple police officers were on the scene very quickly, including the West Shore RCMP Police Dog unit. All efforts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful, and he remains at large.

The victim was taken to hospital with minor non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect, who is not known to the victim, is described as:

  • ·5’8’’ to 6’0’’ tall
  • Caucasian male
  • Short brown hair
  • Wearing a black hoodie
  • Triangular shaped face
  • Wearing dark jeans

This appears to be a random event, and there is no apparent connection to any previous cases, states Cst. Alex BERUBE, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP Detachment, Robbery of this type is a rare occurrence for the West Shore, and has the full attention of our investigators.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the West Shore RCMP at or CRIMESTOPPERS at .