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Brazen thief robs cash, electronics from video store

Sep 05 2012

Victoria police are looking for a man who threatened two videostore workers with bear spray in what was described as a "brazen" robbery.

Police said the suspect entered the Rogers video store near Quadra Street and Hillside Avenue about 5: 30 p.m. Sunday, and showed the can of bear spray to the staffers. He ordered them into a back room and told them to open the safe, which he emptied of numerous cellphones and tablets.

As he ran from the store, the man grabbed money from the till. He is believed to have escaped in an older-model, white four-door import.

The suspect is described as in his late 30s to early 40s and about five-foot-eight. He was wearing a green Tilley-style hat, sunglasses, a green sweater and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Victoria police detective tipline at 250-995-7444 or Crime Stoppers at 18002228477.

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