On April 28th, 2020, the West Shore RCMP received a call from an 18-year-old male who advised he had been bear-sprayed and robbed near the bus loop at the Juan De Fuca Recreation Centre located at 1767 Island Highway in Colwood.
Investigators answered the call and learned that the complainant was actually a suspected drug dealer who was allegedly selling Xanax pills at the time of the robbery. He described being jumped by two male suspects who stole the pills and an undisclosed amount of cash.
West Shore RCMP Frontline officers located the suspects a short time later after they had used the stolen money to purchase liquor. The suspects were identified as youth males, ages 15 and 19 who were both arrested. Police have seized the Xanax pills, liquor and bear spray from them. The investigation into all parties is ongoing.
The West Shore RCMP have recently increased patrols throughout the West Shore. If you see something suspicious report it right away.
Cst. Nancy Saggar
Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4