Esquimalt High School lockdown
Esquimalt High School

The lockdown at Esquimalt High School has been lifted but the search for a robbery suspect continues.

The school was placed on a lockdown at around noon Monday, after a female student was robbed at knife point on Carrie Street, between Colville Road and Craigflower, in Esquimalt.

Victoria West Elementary School was placed in a hold-and-secure mode as a precaution.

VicPD are searching for a suspect described as a First Nations man with short dark hair. He was wearing a black sweater, blue jeans, had a bandana with red flames.

The student was not injured. The suspect got away with her backpack

More updates to come…

Esquimalt Robbery
The robbery occurred in the 800 block (centre of photo) of Colville Road – Screenshot via Google Maps