(Bike thief CCTV images/VicPD)

Victoria Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who stole an electric-assist bike from an elderly man.

The bike was stolen from a multi-unit residential building in the 600-block of Toronto Street on Tuesday January 15th. A CCTV camera was able to capture images of the suspect who made his way to the locked bike area of the building after getting access to the parking area.

He is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 45 years of age, with a slim to medium build, standing about 6 feet tall.

At the time of the theft, he was wearing a blue parka-style jacket, a shiny black bike helmet with a dark coloured baseball style cap underneath, blue jeans and hiking shoes. He was also carrying a large black backpack.

Photos of the suspect are shown in the featured image above.

According to a press release from VicPD, the victim of the theft had purchased the bike one day before it was stolen, and reports that his old age requires him to use the vehicle in order to get around the city.

The stolen electric-assist bicycle is a black Raleigh Sprite IE Electric. Here’s a photo of a similar bike:

(Electric-assist bike similar to the one that was stolen/VicPD)

If you recognize the suspect or have any information about the incident,┬áplease contact VicPD’s non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.