Victoria Police are looking for two suspects after an armed robbery took place on the evening of Saturday, February 1st.
The two men allegedly robbed a store in the 100-block of Gorge Road East after 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 1st. During the theft, one of the men reportedly produced a hand gun.
The suspects are both muscular Caucasian men between the age of 25 and 35. Police say one is six feet tall, and the other is even taller.
Both suspects fled the store before police arrived.
While no one was harmed during the robbery itself, a police officer and two civilians were injured afterwards while responding to a report related to the robbery.
The officer had their lights and siren on when their cruiser hit a civilian car with two people inside.
An eye-witness told Victoria Buzz that the cruiser did not slow down before proceeding through the intersection, which emergency vehicles are required to do. Because of this, the witness said, a collision ensued.
All three were transported to the hospital, treated, and released. The officer has not returned to work as of today.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the two robbery suspects. During the robbery, both men were wearing black hooded sweatshirts. One covered his face with a red bandana, while another covered his face with a black bandana.
Anyone with information about this armed robbery should call Victoria Police’s non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.