(Saanich Police)

Saanich Police are looking to identify two men after a bottle-sorting depot was robbed Wednesday evening.

On August 3rd, at around 5 p.m., police responded to a robbery in progress call at the Bottle Depot on Quadra Street.

Police said two suspects, wearing Halloween-style masks, entered the business, assaulted at least one staff member, and grabbed the till containing cash.

An employee chased the suspects as they ran out of the store, during which, they were pepper sprayed by one of the suspects.

According to witnesses, the suspects were driving a grey Honda Civic hatchback and parked the vehicle in the business parking lot.

They duo fled the area on foot and left the car behind, which has since been seized by police as evidence. They were last seen running south on Quadra Street.

The Integrated Canine Service were called in, however, a search of the area was unsuccessful.

Investigators continue to collect evidence, including CCTV footage, from nearby businesses.

The suspects are described as:

  • 20 to 30 years old, black bucket hat, black outfit, gloves, Halloween mask
  • 20 to 30 years old, black hooded sweater, black pants, Halloween mask

Anyone with information, including any dashcam footage from the area, is asked to contact the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321, or report anonymously through the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.

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