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Weekly Media Release for Oct. 25 – Oct. 31, 2021

OB File #2021-3332
On Tuesday, October 26th, the Oak Bay Police attended a robbery at a business located in the 2600 block of Cadboro Bay Road. The suspect who was described as a Caucasian male, 45-50 yrs old, slim build, clean shaven, wearing a blue surgical mask and a green long sleeve shirt with buttons near the collar, blue tapered jogging pants and black shoes demanded money from the cash register. No money was taken; however, the suspect brandished a screwdriver. The suspect then stole a 15-pack of Lucky beer and departed the store southbound on Cadboro Bay Road. The employee was not injured in this incident and victim services was offered. The CCTV camera captured the suspect’s movement in the store and the investigation is ongoing to identify the perpetrator.

OB File #2021-3346
On Wednesday, October 27th, a patrol officer was conducting radar enforcement in the 3300 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road. A vehicle was travelling eastbound at a high rate of speed and the radar displayed 97 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone. A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver produced a Class 7 Learner’s license. The driver did not have a qualified supervisor and there were too many passengers in the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded for 7-days and the following violation tickets were issued: Excessive Speed: $368.00, and Drive Contrary to Restrictions X2: $109.00 for each violation (No qualified Supervisor/Too many passengers).

OB File #2021-3356
On Thursday, October 28th, the Oak Bay Police received a theft from motor vehicle complaint in the 2000 block of Chaucer Street. It appears that the vehicle was unlocked, and the suspect stole a Stihl trimming machine (approximate value: $700.00), a credit card (cancelled) and a driver’s license.

OB File #2021-3361
On Thursday, October 28th, the Oak Bay Police received a report of a stolen credit card and debit card from the Victoria library. The suspect made several transactions with the stolen credit card including a business in Oak Bay. The credit card has been cancelled and the investigation is ongoing to identify the suspect through the CCTV cameras.

OB File #2021-3375
On Friday, October 29th, the Oak Bay Police received another theft from motor vehicle report in the 1600 block of Clive Drive. Sometime overnight the suspect stole a BC Ferries Experience card and some candy. One of the neighbours had a security system and the investigation is ongoing to identify the suspect.

OB File #2021-3397
On Sunday, October 31st, a resident reported that her rear license plate (MV916L) was stolen from her vehicle in the 3300 block of Upper Terrace. The license plate was added to the police database as stolen.

OB File #2021-3398
On Sunday, October 31st, the Oak Bay Police responded to a theft at a business located in the 2200 block of Oak Bay Avenue. The shoplifter stole sharpies and pens. The suspect was described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5’10”, wearing a black ski mask, grey hoodie and green neon writing on the sleeves, dark gloves, tan colour cargo pants and grey runners. The stolen items were valued at $249.00. Police members conducted extensive patrols in the area and were unable to locate the suspect. The CCTV cameras were reviewed, and the file remains under investigation.

OB File #2021-3403
On Sunday, October 31st, the Oak Bay Police Department received several complaints of youths gathering, lighting off fireworks and drinking alcohol at the Royal Victoria Golf Course. Upon police presence the youths immediately dispersed the area and moved towards Anderson Hill Park. Approximately 150-200 youths were observed in the area and as the night progressed the youths dispersed in smaller groups.

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