(VicPD)

A man who allegedly stabbed another man last week is on the loose, and Victoria Police are putting out a plea for help in finding him.

On Wednesday, January 19th, at around 3 p.m., VicPD say a man attempted to steal from a business in the 900-block of Yates Street.

As a loss prevention officer confronted the suspect, he challenged the officer to fight and spat on him.

That’s when things escalated.

“When the officer attempted to apprehend the suspect, the man stabbed him with a screwdriver. The victim wore a protective vest which prevented serious injury,” police say.

The suspect, described as a Caucasian man standing at 5’9” with a slim build, then fled on foot.

At the time, witnesses recall him wearing a baseball hat with a red brim, a black jacket over a grey hoodie, and blue jeans.

Police add that the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect should call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To make an anonymous report, call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477. 

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