June 27, 2014 2:57 pm

Man sprays cashier with gasoline during robbery in Victoria

File photo.

Darrell Patton / Global News

Victoria Police are looking for a man who sprayed a cashier with gasoline during a robbery on Friday, June 13.

Officers were called to a cash store in the 1200-block of Esquimalt Road at about 7:30 p.m. The cashier was working on her own when the robbery occurred.

The 32-year-old victim from Langford had been sprayed with gasoline. She said the suspect had come into the store while she was seated at her desk and sprayed her as he held a lighter in his hand.

She was then told to go in to the back room and the suspect took some cash and fled.

He is described as 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 with a medium build. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a hoodie, dark sunglasses, black jeans and gloves. He was also wearing a bandana over his face. Due to his disguise, police say it is unknown what ethnicity the suspect was.

Detectives have been investigating since the incident and have canvassed the area and tried to locate witnesses, but they have not been successful. They are now looking for further witnesses or information.

If you have information about this, contact the Victoria Police Department on the non-emergency line at 250-995-7294 or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

© Shaw Media, 2014

Report an error