Oak Bay Police released a sketch of a potential suspect in the Dec. 17 robbery of the Oak Bay Gold, Silver and Coin shop. This drawing was done with the assistance of the victim of the robbery.
Police were called Dec. 17, when a man 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 undisclosed amount of cash.
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.
The week before someone attempted to rob a grocery store, and Dec. 20 a third robbery occurred at Casey’s Market on St. Patrick Street. The suspect there was described as a Caucasian man in his 30s, five-foot-10-inches tall and about 190 pounds, wearing a black hoody.
Any information on this possible suspect or the series of robberies can be directed to Det. Mike Martin at 250-592-2424.
Missing man found dead in Shawnigan
The body of a 58-year-old Oak Bay cardiologist reported missing by family Jan. 7 was found Jan. 11 near Shawnigan.
A friend of the family located Dennis Morgan’s vehicle in Koksilah River Provincial Park last Saturday. On Sunday RCMP and the Cowichan Search and Rescue located his body approximately one kilometre downstream from the camping area. Foul play is not suspected.
Alarm thwarts theft
An alarm offered sufficient deterrence to what appeared to be an attempted break and enter in the 2000 block of Oak Bay Avenue. Police were called Jan. 9 when the business discovered someone had cut the lock off the door. Nothing was reported stolen.
Missed stop causes collision
On Jan. 6, police attended the intersection of Nottingham and Dufferin for a two-vehicle collision. A southbound vehicle on Nottingham was struck by a second vehicle that failed to stop at the stop sign on Dufferin and Nottingham. Airbags were deployed in both vehicles. The occupants of the first vehicle were transported to hospital. The driver of the second vehicle was issued a violation ticket for failing to stop at stop sign.