Saanich police are hunting for a suspect who was caught on video sticking an uncapped needle to the back door of a local business last week.

Saanich PD say that the incident occurred in the area of Burnside Road West at Harriet Road on September 30 just before 7 p.m.

Staff working at the business discovered the needle taped to the rear door of the building along with a piece of gauze.

Police say the door had been taped-off due to COVID-19. Surveillance video showed the suspect sticking the needle onto the tape along with a piece of gauze.

The needle and gauze were disposed and no one was physically injured.

The suspect is described as a white woman in her 30’s, with short dark brown hair, 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing a white hoodie, black jacket, black pants and black flip-flop sandals.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact either the Saanich Police Department at 250-475- 4321 or the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-877.

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