Oak Bay Police are investigating the third robbery, or attempt, in less than two weeks. On Saturday, (Dec. 20) a man walked into Casey’s Market on St. Patrick Street just after 5 p.m. and demanded cash from the clerk who was working alone in the store. The suspect sprayed pepper spray and made off with cash. The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 30’s, five-foot-10-inches tall and about 190 poundswearing a black hoody.
The clerk was not injured during the incident but did receive treatment from paramedics for the side effects of the pepper spray. Saanich Police detectives are assisting with the investigation.
It’s the third time since Dec. 12 Oak Bay Police were called to a robbery.
Dec. 17 a man robbed the Oak Bay Gold, Silver and Coin shop at 2029 Oak Bay Ave. just before 5 p.m.
Oak Bay Police are still investigating a failed robbery attempt at Tomley’s Market on Dec. 12
Police ask anyone with information about these crimes to contact the Oak Bay Police Department at 250-592-2424 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or victoriacrimestoppers.com online.