UPDATE: Gas Station Robbery with a Knife 21-27109

Date: December 4, 2021

The suspect involved in this robbery was located and arrested just before midnight on December 3. The vehicle was also recovered. The investigation remains ongoing.

Date: December 3, 2021

File: 21-27109

A gas station was robbed at knifepoint this afternoon in Saanich, prompting an alert from the Saanich Police to be on the lookout for the vehicle involved.

On Friday December 3, 2021 at approximately 3:00 pm the suspect entered the gas station storefront at the corner of Burnside Road West and Harriet Road, produced a knife to the cashier and demanded money. The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, got into a red Hyundai Kona, and was last seen driving westbound on Burnside Road West. No persons involved were physically injured.

The suspect was described as a man, 5’5”, slim build, short dark hair, wearing a black and white mask, glasses, and a long, black-sleeved shirt with a white undershirt.

The vehicle was a red 2022 Hyundai Kona, which police have now confirmed was reported stolen this date from the Nanaimo area.

“If you see this vehicle with the matching plate, please call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not approach the suspect, as he is considered armed and dangerous.”

*Pictures are not the actual vehicle.

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

[email protected]

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