News

RCMP seek suspect in attempted robbery

Sidney RCMP are seeking a victim as they investigate an apparent attempted robbery on Thursday, Aug. 18 around 11:30 p.m.

Police said three people were standing at the bus shelter near Fifth Street and Beacon Avenue in Sidney when one of the people demanded the wallet from another, threatening that he had a knife but did not show a weapon.

The third person stepped in between the two people to stop the attempted robbery and challenged the suspect, who then fled the area.

“A knife was never shown or produced in this incident, but the suspect did threaten to use one,” said Cpl. Chris Swain of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP. “The incident was not reported until two days later, and as a result the victim and suspect still both need to be identified.”

Due to the seriousness of the alleged offence, police are continuing to investigate and require the public’s help.

Sidney North Saanich RCMP are asking that the victim and anyone with information regarding this case call Cst. Matt Kinshela of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP at 250-656 -3931 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Young ballerinas to take the stage with Royal Winnipeg Ballet
 
NDP demands audit of Multi-Material BC
 
Historic police charge books returned to VicPD after digital preservation
Bearing witness through a work of art
 
On call along the west coast 24/7
 
PAPA eyes fuel dock
Former Oceanside RCMP officer earns award of valour
 
Residents around Little Qualicum River are frustrated
 
Life in the bike lane

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.