Over the course of five days, Saanich Police responded to three robberies involving a firearm. The first happened early in the morning on Saturday May 25, 2019 at the 7-11 at 10 Burnside Road West. The second happened the following morning, May 26th, at the 7-11 at 3775 Carey Road. And the third happened in the afternoon of May 29th at the TD Bank at 309 Burnside Road West.
An extensive investigation into these robberies has been conducted by Saanich Police and with the assistance of Victoria Police, a 52 year old man was arrested in downtown Victoria on May 30, 2019. Three counts of Robbery with a Firearm in relation to these three incidents in Saanich are being recommended by police. The man is currently in custody and will be appearing in court tomorrow.
The impact of these crimes was felt by many people and Victim Services has been engaged to provide support to all those involved.
This remains an active investigation as the identity of the female involved in the second 7-11 robbery remains unknown. Anyone with information regarding this female is ask to call police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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