VicPD are trying to locate a suspect who allegedly committed several serious offences in Victoria, including forcible confinement, extortion, assault causing bodily harm, and assault with a weapon.
In a media release, police said 18-year-old Alemayehu Townsend has several outstanding warrants for his arrest.
VicPD describe Townsend as a Black man standing 5’5″ tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Detectives with VicPD's Major Crimes Unit are asking for your assistance to locate wanted man Alemayehu Townsend.
He is wanted for recent offences in #yyj including forcible confinement, extortion, assault causing bodily harm & assault with a weapon. https://t.co/LG7vC6PwRr pic.twitter.com/GDwajgduF4
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) April 8, 2022
Police are asking the public to not approach and to 911 if seen.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.