(Craig Mack)

Four people are facing multiple charges after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

The incident took place near the intersection of Highlands Road and Watkiss Way in View Royal around 6:40 a.m.

Investigators were told by the victim the four suspects wearing disguises assaulted him with a weapon before brandishing a long gun and threatening him with it.

The suspects then robbed the man of several items before attempting to set his remaining belongings on fire.

Despite the suspects wearing disguises, the man said he recognized them and that all four were known to him.

The man was transported to hospital with injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

West Shore RCMP tracked the suspects down to an apartment building in the 600-block of Admirals Road in Esquimalt and alerted the VicPD of their investigation.

VicPD officers helped secure the building and arrest the four suspects.

A search warrant was executed on the apartment and investigators recovered the firearm described by the victim along with other evidence of the crime.

All four suspects were taken into custody without incident and were handed over to the West Shore RCMP.

Two suspects have been identified as 32-year-old Ryan Walker, 33-year-old Robert Rose. The other two suspects are youths and cannot be identified, though police say one individual was a 17-year-old male and the other was a 16-year-old female.

All suspects are facing charges of robbery with a firearm, assault with a weapon, arson, and committing an indictable offence while disguised.

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