On November 26th at approximately 9:30pm, Sooke RCMP Frontline members received a report of an assault and robbery on Maple Avenue in Sooke BC.
A Sooke man was walking alone on a path to the water near Maple Avenue when he was approached by a group of teenagers. The group spoke to the man and demanded the marijuana the man was carrying. The victim refused to give up the item and was then assaulted. He was hit in the head and kicked by the teenagers when he fell to the ground, where they then stole his wallet and keys. The victim received minor injuries from the assault. The suspects were last seen running from the scene northbound on Maple Avenue South.
- Suspect #1 caucasian, with shoulder-length curly hair wearing a toque
- Suspect #2 caucasian, wearing a blue jacket with a lot of pockets
- Suspect #3 caucasian, over six feet tall
All three suspects were believed to be between the ages of 16 and 19 years old.
Sooke RCMP Frontline investigators partnered with West Shore Police Dog services who attended the scene. The police service dog was used in the area without success.
The Sooke RCMP are requesting that anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or recognizes the suspects to please call the Sooke RCMP Detachment at (250) 642-5241 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Cpl. Dawn Gilhen
Sooke RCMP Detachment
2076 Church Rd. Box 40, Sooke, BC V9Z 0E4
Office: 250-642-5241 Ext. 5331