(Patrice Harvey)

One man is in custody after an armed robbery in downtown Victoria Saturday night.

The incident occurred around 8 p.m.  in the 3100-block of Douglas Street.

In a media release, VicPD said two teenagers were robbed at gunpoint by a man who approached the teens of a bike.

The man produced a firearm and stole a number of personal items from them. No one was physically injured in the incident.

Numerous officers with VicPD, Saanich Police, and an ICS K9 team flooded the area, however, the suspect managed to flee the area.

“Despite a lengthy search of the area, the suspect was not located,” said VicPD.

On Sunday afternoon, as the investigation was ongoing, officers located the suspect within a suite at a multi-unit residential building in the 3200-block of Douglas Street in Saanich.

Officers with VicPD, Saanich Police, the Integrated Canine Service (ICS), and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) responded and closed Douglas Street down to all motorist and pedestrians.

A crisis negotiator was called in and the suspect eventually surrendered to police without incident, police said.

A second occupant of the suite was also arrested and later released. Traffic was disrupted in the 3200-block of Douglas Street was disrupted for a couple hours.

The investigation is ongoing and the suspect remains in custody, according to VicPD.

Anyone with information is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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