Theft of “Aquatic Wheelchair” File 19-26665

The Saanich Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the male responsible for the theft of a specilized aquatic wheelchair from the Gordon Head Recreation Centre on October 17,2019.
The wheelchair, valued at over $2000, is especially designed for submersion in pools and other aquatic environments. The wheelchair is part of the pool equipment at Gordon Head Recreation Centre and allows patrons to enjoy the pool experience.
Surveillance footage is being released in an attempt to identify the suspect in this theft. There appears to be a couple involved, and the male walks into the recreation centre, and is then observed a short time later using the wheelchair to exit the front doors. Once outside, the male stands out of the wheelchair and loads into the rear seat of a newer white Toyota 4-door sedan. The male then walks around to the passenger side and the couple leave the area in their car.
Saanich Police have attempted to enhance the vehicle license plate without success, and are hopeful that someone will recognize the fmale from the good quaility surveillance footage at the rec centre.
Anyone with information, is requested to contact the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.
Det. Staff Sergeant Chris Horsley $50
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