(Victoria Buzz)

Victoria Police are seeking witnesses and information after a pair of thieves robbed a grocery store and attacked a man on Thursday before fleeing the scene.

According to VicPD, officers responded to the James Bay store, located in the 300-block of Menzies Street, at around 4:45 p.m. on June 16th.

Once on scene, officers reportedly found a man who had been assaulted and suffering serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

“Officers learned that the victim had attempted to stop a theft in progress after noticing a woman attempting to leave the store with unpaid items,” VicPD said in a statement.

“As the victim struggled with the theft suspect, a man attacked the victim and assaulted him several times. The suspects then fled the scene together on foot with the stolen items.”

Police say paramedics with BC Emergency Health Services transported the victim to hospital for medical treatment.

The first suspect, a Caucasian woman around 40 years old, stands at 5’6” with brown hair. At the time of the robbery, she wore grey sweatpants and a dark sweatshirt.

Meanwhile, the second suspect is a Caucasian man also around 40 years old, standing six feet tall and last seen wearing a black jacket, black hooded sweater, and blue jeans.

VicPD say the incident remains under investigation and ask anyone with information to call (250) 995-7654. To remain anonymous, contact Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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