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Victoria store employee recovering after daytime assault, theft

Police in Victoria, B.C. are searching for this suspect, believed to have assaulted an employee and stolen two Lego sets from a shop in the Mayfair Mall on Jan. 13, 2022.
Police in Victoria, B.C. are searching for this suspect, believed to have assaulted an employee and stolen two Lego sets from a shop in the Mayfair Mall on Jan. 13, 2022. Handout/Victoria Police Department

A store employee in Victoria is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after a daytime assault and robbery last week.

The suspect entered the Mayfair Mall shop around 4:50 p.m. on Jan. 13, picked up two large sets of Lego and moved towards the exit when the employee approached him and directed him to a cashier.

He assaulted the staff member and fled, Victoria police said in a Monday news release.

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The suspect was last seen crossing the 700 block of Finlayson Street and police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

The suspect is described a Caucasian man, about five feet seven inches tall with a medium build. He had a short dark beard and moustache, and was wearing a dark green or grey winter hat with black earflaps and an army-green winter jacket.

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He had “distinctive lines or marks on his face,” said police, and witnesses at the scene described him as walking while hunched over.

The detachment can be reached at 250-995-7654 ext. 1, and Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-222-8477.

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