Violent robbery mars new year

Young man assaulted near Oak Bay High skate park

The new year started off on a sour note for a 19-year-old man walking near the Oak Bay High skate park at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 1.

When he stopped to talk to a group of people around his age – two males and two females – the situation grew hostile. After a brief conversation, police say one of the young men in the group punched the lone teen in the head, while the other produced a knife and demanded his wallet. The victim relinquished his wallet and fled the scene on foot.

It’s not known whether the suspects were known to the victim. Police were notified hours after the event occurred, making the ongoing investigation more difficult, said Chief Const. Mark Fisher.

“We’re doing the best that we can under the circumstances and we’re hoping that a member of the public comes forward,” Fisher said.

All four suspects were wearing dark hoodies at the time. The male suspects are described as Caucasian, between 5’6” and 5’8” with a thin to medium build. Both females had dark hair.

 

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