VicPD have released surveillance footage of an armed robbery that occurred early this morning.
The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday morning at a convenience store in the 900-block of Craigflower Road.
The female suspect pointed a handgun at staff and stole money before fleeing the store on foot.
“Detectives with VicPD’s Major Crime Unit are asking for your help to identify a suspect seen wearing a distinct red jacket during a robbery with a firearm this morning,” said VicPD in a media statement.
Police said several officers attended the scene immediately, including a unit from the Integrated Canine Service, however, the suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian woman between the ages of 20 and 30-year-old. She is about 5’8” with a medium build.
The woman had blue eyes, distinctive eyelashes, and was wearing a medical mask.
Police also said she was carrying a gold purse and wore a distinct red and black jacket with the hood up during the robbery.
If you recognize this suspect or have information about this incident, call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.