In the afternoon of May 9, Oak Bay Police responded to a report of a man assaulting a woman in the 1200 block of Newport Ave.
The man allegedly pushed the woman over the trunk of a car and was punching her and pulling her hair. Witnesses driving by approached the scene and honked which caused the man to run from the area.
Police arrived shortly after and arrested a 42 year old man. The investigation revealed that the accused and his victim are known to each other.
Police say that during the assault the man stole $140 from the victim. The woman sustained bruises and cuts as a result of the incident. Kelvin John Dick, a Victoria resident, has been charged with robbery, assault causing bodily harm, and possession of a controlled substance, said Oak Bay police chief const. Mark Fisher.