(VicPD)

VicPD are looking to identify a  suspect involved in a hit-and-run incident involving a stolen vehicle last week.

According to police, the head-on hit-and-run crash occurred just after 2:50 p.m. on March 24th, in the 1700-block of Fort Street.

Once on scene, VicPD officers learned that the driver of a white Ford F150 was travelling east on Fort Street when an oncoming black 2018 Toyota Highlander crossed the centre line and collided with his vehicle. 

Airbags were fully deployed and both vehicles were significantly damaged in the impact. 

The driver of the Highlander exited the vehicle and removed something from his trunk before fleeing the area. 

Paramedics attended and medically cleared the driver of the F150. 

While speaking with the driver of the F150, officers were notified of a 911 call describing a 

black 2018 Toyota Highlander being stolen from a parkade in the 500-block of Yates Street between 11:50 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. that same day.

Officers were able to confirm the stolen vehicle was the 2018 Toyota Highlander which had caused the crash with the truck. 

Surveillance footage in the 1800-block of Fort Street captured the suspect following the collision. 

Police described the suspect as Caucasian, approximately 24-years-old, with a slim build and medium-length dark brown hair. 

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a grey hooded jacket with black markings, grey patterned pants, a black ball cap and a backpack. 

He was also carrying a black bag, an acoustic guitar and a small skateboard with bright yellow wheels. 

Anyone who recognizes the suspect, or has information about this incident and has not yet spoken with officers, is asked to contact the VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

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