(West Shore RCMP)

Three teens are accused of violently assaulting and robbing a man in Sooke Tuesday night.

The reported incident occurred at around 9:30 p.m. on November 26th.

According to police, a Sooke man was walking alone on a path to the water near Maple Avenue when he was approached by a group of teenagers who demanded his marijuana.

The man refused to give up the item and was then assaulted. The teens struck the man in the head and kicked him before falling to the ground where they stole his wallet and keys.

He suffered minor injuries from the attack.

The suspects were last seen running from the scene northbound on Maple Avenue South.

All three suspects were believed to be between the ages of 16 and 19 years old arnd are described as:

  • Suspect #1 caucasian, with shoulder-length curly hair wearing a toque
  • Suspect #2 caucasian, wearing a blue jacket with a lot of pockets
  • Suspect #3 caucasian, over six feet tall

A police service dog was called in from the West Shore RCMP detachment but was unable to locate the suspects.

Anyone in the areas at the time of the incident, or if you recognize the suspects is asked to contact the Sooke RCMP Detachment at (250) 642-5241 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).