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Victoria police describe suspect in jewelry-store robbery

Feb 22 2012

Victoria police have released a description of the suspect in a robbery at the Olde 'N' Gold store at 706 Fort St.

Police said the man was holding what appeared to be a firearm during the incident just before 5 p.m. Monday. He threatened the clerk before grabbing rings and other jewelry and putting them into a dark backpack.

The suspect is from five-foot-10 to six-foot-two, with a medium build. He was wearing a dark puffy jacket with the hood up, and had his faced covered with a light-coloured balaclava.

When he ran from the store he headed across Fort into the courtyard of the Sussex Building, then along Broughton Street in the direction of Blanshard Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Bill Trudeau at 250-995-7220 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).