Daytime mugging leaves one woman injured

West Shore

2017-07-12 09:46 PDT

File # 2017-10065

West Shore RCMP is currently investigating a report of a robbery on the trail system in the 1700 block of Island Hwy, which is located on the border of View Royal and Colwood.

Police were notified by a concerned citizen just after 8:00 a.m. today after encountering a woman with visible facial injuries. The victim reported that she was robbed while travelling on the trail.

Numerous police resources were deployed, including the Police Dog Service, Community Policing Section, Traffic Unit, several plain clothes officer and even the Officer in Charge of West Shore Detachment. The victim’s purse was located by the police service dog Dash.

The victim was transported to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. As the investigation continues and remains in its infancy, no further information is available at this time.

If you have any information about criminal activity, please contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca.
 

Released by

Cst. Alex Bérubé

Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
www.westshore.rcmp.ca
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
Office: 250-391-3348
Fax: 250-474-8970

Email: westshore_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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