(VicPD)

VicPD are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect after he robbed a store and assaulted an employee upon fleeing.

Just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 13th, officers were called to a store inside Mayfair Shopping Centre after reports of a robbery and assault. 

According to the staff, a man entered the store at approximately 4:50 p.m., picked up two large Lego sets and moved toward the exit. 

A staff member approached the man, directing him to the cashier. While attempting to prevent the robbery, the suspect assaulted the employee and fled. 

The employee received non-life-threatening injuries in the assault and did not require medical attention.

The suspect was last seen crossing the 700-block of Finlayson Street. He is described as Caucasian, standing 5’7” tall with a medium build, short dark beard and a mustache. 

At the time of the robbery and assault, he was wearing a dark green or grey winter hat with black fur ear flaps and an army-green khaki style winter jacket. 

According to reports, the suspect has distinctive lines or marks on his face and walks hunched over. 

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call VicPD at 250 995 7654.

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