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West Shore RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a robbery on the Galloping Goose trail on Wednesday.

At approximately 1 p.m., a man was travelling along the trail at the west end of Rowils Crescent near Glen Lake in Langford when he was approached by a male suspect brandishing a knife.

The suspect then demanded that the victim give him his bag. The victim complied and was unharmed in the incident. He then called the police.

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Multiple officers, human and K9, attended the scene and scoured the area for the suspect. They were unable to find him, but say that he was last seen running on the boardwalk at Glen Lake.

The suspect is described as a black man standing 6’ 3” with a medium build. He is approximately 30-40 years old and was wearing a black hoodie and black pants at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to call 911 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police are warning people not to approach the suspect if they see him.