Oak Bay Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest who was involved in a physical altercation.

The incident took place on the front porch of a residence on Hall Road in Oak Bay at around 8:30 a.m. on November 3rd. 

Police say they responded after an 85-year-old man answered his door in the morning, believing it to be a newspaper delivery. He was confronted by a woman who exclaimed “I am coming in,” to the man.

According to police, the man “protested” the woman’s entry and a struggle ensued. 

“The woman pushed the elderly man who was caught and steadied by a neighbor who heard the commotion and rushed to the man’s assistance,” said Oak Bay Police.   

The woman then reportedly fled on foot and was chased by the neighbour who had intervened for a short distance. 

Police say the woman was last seen on Beach Drive headed towards Foul Bay Road. 

“The neighbor was able to capture a photo of the woman before he returned to check on his neighbor and call police,”  stated Oak Bay Police in a statement.

According to police, the victim did not sustain any significant injuries, thanks in part to his neighbour. 

Neighbourhood inquiries as to the woman’s identity have been made since then as well as extensive police patrols, but the woman has yet to be identified.

Police describe her as a 20 to 25-year-old woman who is of Caucasian or possibly Asian descent, with an average build, standing 5’6” tall, with dark brown hair.  

At the time of the incident, she was wearing a black coat, long black skirt, ruffled white ankle socks, white t-shirt, black leather shoes and a yellow hat.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should phone Oak Bay Police at (250) 592-2424. To report anonymously, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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