Saanich Police searching for suspect in Subway robbery

Police release photo of suspect in Sunday night's robbery of Wilkinson Road restaurant

  • Aug. 8, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Saanich Police have released this image of the suspect in the robbery of the Wilkinson Road Subway on Sunday.

Saanich Police are on the lookout for a young man who pulled a gun on a Subway employee on Sunday night.

According to police, a lone male entered the Subway in the 4100 block of Wilkinson Road around 9:40 p.m. and produced a handgun, demanding money from the employee behind the counter. After receiving an undisclosed sum, the suspect fled the store, running towards Interurban Road.

Acting Sgt. Jereme Leslie said the employee recognized the suspect as a customer from earlier in the evening, noting police are still investigating to determine the suspect’s identity.

“Right now, we have our Major Crime Unit detectives working on the case, speaking with our Forensic Identification section, who are trying to go over the video from the scene,” said Leslie.

Leslie noted the neighbourhood is a quiet, residential area, and an event such as an armed robbery is an infrequent occurrence in the area.

“Obviously, we are concerned about the weapon that was produced,” said Leslie. “There’s a huge public safety issue there and we’re really looking to find out who this individual is and make an arrest.”

The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20s, five-foot-three to five-foot-five, with a medium build. Police said he has a round face, brownish hair, is clean shaven and was seen wearing a black baseball cap, green full-sleeved shirt and dark coloured jeans.

Anyone who was in the Subway between 8:45 and 9:40 p.m. is asked to contact Saanich Police as they may have come in contact with the suspect.

“Our Forensic Identification Section has processed the scene and our investigators have reviewed the surveillance footage,” said Leslie.  “We are still in the process of attempting to identify the suspect and are asking for the public’s help.”

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or the robbery is asked to call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

jacob.zinn@saanichnews.com

 

 

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