VicPD have released two photos of a suspect they say assaulted an employee following a theft last week.

The theft and subsequent assault occurred at a business in the 1900-block of Foul Bay Road just before 5:30 p.m. on September 27th.

Employees of the business told police the man entered the store, placed merchandise in his bag and then carried a second product up to the till area, then attempted to leave the building with the stolen item in his bag.

When an employee approached the man, he suddenly assaulted the person and fled the store.

The entire incident was captured on video surveillance and fortunately, the employee was not physically injured.

Police described suspect as a Caucasian man, standing 5’10” tall with a slim build.

He’s believed to be about 38-years-old, has short brown hair, parted to one side, was clean shaven and wore rectangular framed eye glasses.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and distinctive brown lace-up hiking boots.

He was carrying a black messenger-style bag.
Anyone who recognizes this man or has any information about this incident is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

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