Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers released a photo of a suspect who allegedly slashed a security guard’s arm with a bladed weapon outside of Walmart Uptown last month. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers releases photo of Uptown assault suspect

Security guard’s arm was slashed by ‘bladed weapon’

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers have released a photo of a suspect in an assault case that took place outside of Walmart Uptown last month.

In a Facebook post, Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers says a security guard was slashed with a bladed weapon, causing significant injury to his arm, around 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 28 outside of Walmart at Uptown.

According to Crime Stoppers, the security guard was attacked when he tried to detain the suspect following a theft.

READ ALSO: Saanich police offer suspect description after Uptown security officer stabbed

Const. Markus Anastasiades of the Saanich Police Department said police responded to reports of a stabbing at Uptown Mall around 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 28.

Anastasiades said the suspect fled the scene on a BMX-style bicycle and that the security guard’s injury was serious but non-life threatening.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers included a photo of the suspect in the Facebook post and describes the man as Caucasian and between 40 to 50 years of age. Police said the man has a fair complexion and short, dark hair.

READ ALSO: Saanich police investigating incident at Uptown Walmart that left security guard with ‘serious’ knife wound

According to Crime Stoppers, the bicycle is red and the suspect took off toward Oak Street. He was wearing a red baseball cap and black jacket and the backpack he carried had white piping around the edges. Police also said he was wearing glasses.

“Saanich police are aware that witnesses to the crime may have taken video of the offence and are asking the public if they have any footage to come forward and show it to the investigators,” the post says.

Witnesses or anyone who recognizes the suspect are asked to contact Saanich police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

shalu.mehta@blackpress.ca


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Victoria council keeps its catered lunches at more than $10,000 per year

Two councillors tried to eliminate the expense, with widespread rejection

UPDATED: 12 Wet’suwet’en supporters arrested by VicPD

Protesters rallied against Coastal GasLink pipeline

High-rise hotel proposed for downtown Victoria location

A 15-storey hotel could be coming to the Fort and Blanshard streets area

Consumer bankruptcies down in Greater Victoria

More residents are making alternative arrangements to settle their debts

VIDEO: Trudeau insists Iran respect families’ wishes when it comes to burials

All 176 people on board the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 were killed

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Man killed by police in Lytton called 911, asking to be shot: RCMP

Howard Schantz, also known as Barry Schantz was killed following a standoff at his Lytton home

Canadian public health agencies ramping up preparations in response to new virus

Health officials have said there are no confirmed cases of the emerging coronavirus in Canada

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

The comedian has been suffering from a rare form of dementia

Four things ‘not’ to do if you run into Prince Harry and Meghan in B.C.

Here is a list of some things you definitely should NOT do, according to the BBC

Successful end to search for kayakers along the Island river

Father and son located tired and cold, but otherwise OK

Vancouver Island man arrested after police seize suspected illicit drugs in Nanoose Bay

Car impounded after Port Alberni driver clocked travelling at more than twice the posted speed limit

Most Read