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(West Shore RCMP)

Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a knife-point robbery that occurred in Colwood on Thursday.

It is the third robbery at knifepoint within the last five days.

The latest incident took place at around 12:26 a.m. on the footbridge across from the Galloping Goose trail near Belmont Road and Kuper Avenue in Colwood.

The victim told police he was walking on the bridge when he was approached by another man riding a bike.

The bicycle-rider brandished a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet.

The victim called 911 and refused to hand over his wallet, at which point the other man rode away on his bike on the Galloping Goose Trail towards Sooke Road in the direction of Denny’s Restaurant.

Police say the victim was not harmed during the incident and the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described by police as a Caucasian man with fair-coloured skin, approximately 5’10” to 5’11,” 20 to 30 years old with a slim build and stubble on his face. He was wearing jeans, a grey shirt, a black baseball cap on backwards and carrying a black backpack.

He was riding a black BMX bike at the time of the incident.

Earlier this week, West Shore RCMP issued a release warning of two similar knife-point robberies.

The first incident occurred around 11 p.m. on Sunday in the 700-block of Peat Road in Langford but was not reported until hours later on August 31.

The victim was walking when he was robbed at knife-point.

Just over an hour later, at approximately 12:11 a.m Monday, a man was robbed by someone brandishing a knife in the parking lot at West Shore Town Centre in Langford.

The male suspect was on a bicycle who held out a knife and demanded the victim hand over his wallet.

All three victims describe a similar person in each robbery.

“West Shore RCMP is continuing this investigation along with 2 similar reports of robberies that took place earlier this week,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, Media Relations Officer West Shore RCMP.

“We have canvassed the area at all three scenes and have received tips from the public. We continue to follow up on leads, however, no arrests have been made at this time and the suspect is still outstanding.”

Anyone with information on any of the three robberies or the man is asked to contact West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.


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