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Lego thief assults store staff during daytime robbery

Victoria, BC – Victoria Police are asking for the public to help identify a suspect assaulted a store employee during a daytime robbery.

On the evening of Thursday, January 13th, 2022, around 5 p.m. police were called Mayfair Mall in the 3100-block of Douglas Street, where staff reported about 10 minutes earlier around 4:50 p.m. a man entered the store, picked up 2 lego sets and suspiciously headed towards the exit door. When one of the employees approached the man to guide him to the cashier, the store employee was assulted and the man fled on foot.

The employee received non-life-threatening injuries in the assault, but did not require medical attention at the time of the incident. The suspect was last seen crossing Finlayson Street in the 700-block.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, standing approximate five feet, seven inches tall with a medium build. He had a short dark beard and moustache. He was wearing a distinctive dark green or grey winter hat with black fur earflaps, and an army-green khaki style winter jacket. He had distinctive lines or marks on his face and witnesses described that he walked hunched over. A surveillance image of the suspect is below.

If you recognize this man or have any information about this incident, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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