Date: June 28, 2021
On Sunday June 27, 2021 at approximately 4:15 pm a witness reported seeing a man sitting in a chair allegedly masturbating at the beach at Elk Lake. The male appeared to be watching children on the beach near the water’s edge while committing this indecent act.
The suspect was described as a Caucasian man in his late 50’s or 60’s, 5’6” tall, medium to heavy build, wearing a beige “Tilley” style hat, a beige shirt, dark shorts, and had a webbed folding chair with him.
Prior to our officers arriving on scene, the suspect left the Hamsterly Beach parking lot in a beige-coloured SUV with a large bike rack on the back.
“While our officers continue to investigate this disturbing incident, we are appealing to the public for any information, as the beach and surrounding area were very busy over the weekend and there may be witnesses out there that have yet to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or they can report anonymously to the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information and Communications Officer