Police released a sketch this morning (Jan. 12

UPDATE: Police release sketch in Oak Bay robbery

Armed thief fled after taking cash from Oak Bay Avenue store

  • Thu Dec 18th, 2014 8:00pm
  • News

Oak Bay Police continue to investigate after an armed robbery yesterday (Dec. 17).

A lone male walked into the Oak Bay Gold, Silver and Coin shop at 2029 Oak Bay Ave. just before 5 p.m. and demanded cash from the business owner who was working alone in the store. The thief produced a weapon and left with an unknown amount of cash was taken.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man roughly 35 to 40 years old, five-foot-eight or nine inches tall and weighing 175 to 180 pounds. He’s described as clean shaven with a round face and wearing a green utility style jacket with a white and blue scarf. He was also described as walking with a slight limp.

A Saanich Police Canine unit was also on scene but unable to deploy due to heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

The store owner was not injured during the incident.