Armed robbery

A surveillance image of a suspect who allegedly robbed the James General Store in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

Knife-wielding suspect robs convenience store in Nanaimo

Police called to James General Store on Thursday, Aug. 4

 

The Bank of Montreal branch at the corner of Shelbourne and Pear streets in Saanich has reopened. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Shelbourne Street BMO branch in Saanich opens for first time since deadly shootout

Saanich bank reopens after being closed for three weeks during investigation

 

Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a Tuesday (July 5) briefing on the conditions of three Saanich officers wounded while responding as members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team to a bank robbery on June 28. Three Victoria officers with GVERT were also injured in the response. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

UPDATE: Two Saanich officers still in hospital one week after fatal bank shootout

Chief reconsiders naming officers after speaking with them and families

 

BC RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alex Berube speaks Saturday (July 2) during a media update on the investigation into the June 28 bank robbery in Saanich, which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich bank shootout suspects confirmed as 22-year-old twins from Duncan

No motive is known and police continue to ask the public to come forward with any information

BC RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alex Berube speaks Saturday (July 2) during a media update on the investigation into the June 28 bank robbery in Saanich, which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: Police, coroners working to identify suspects in Saanich bank shootout

Police looking for information on vehicle believed to be associated with suspects

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Police personnel surround the area around the BMO branch at Shelbourne and Pear Street in Saanich. A midday bank robbery there was followed by shooting that left two suspects dead and saw six police officers taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Robberies across Greater Victoria: A look at the numbers

Black Press Media complies statistics on robberies in Greater Victoria

Police personnel surround the area around the BMO branch at Shelbourne and Pear Street in Saanich. A midday bank robbery there was followed by shooting that left two suspects dead and saw six police officers taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Saanich police update wounded officers’ conditions, confirm explosive device disposal

3 officers shot in bank robbery attempt recovering at home, 3 others still in hospital

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Saanich Police joined by Victoria Police and RCMP respond to gunfire involving multiple people and injuries at a bank in Saanich, B.C., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The chief of police in Saanich says it is truly amazing that no members of the public were hurt during a gunfight at a bank in which two robbery suspects died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Two officers undergo surgery, third in hospital after deadly Saanich bank shooting

Both suspects were shot and killed as police responded to a robbery at the Bank of Montreal

Saanich Police joined by Victoria Police and RCMP respond to gunfire involving multiple people and injuries at a bank in Saanich, B.C., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The chief of police in Saanich says it is truly amazing that no members of the public were hurt during a gunfight at a bank in which two robbery suspects died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Multiple people have been injured during a gunfire exchange at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Multiple people have been injured during a gunfire exchange at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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Port Alberni liquor store robbed, suspect still at large

Port Alberni RCMP are asking the public for information, video footage after June 13 incident

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Two men were caught on surveillance video robbing a Vancouver Gucci store in December 2021. (Courtesy VPD)

VIDEO: 2 violent robbers at large after ‘take-over’ style theft at Gucci store in Vancouver

Men bear sprayed a security guard before taking off with $20,000 in designer goods

Two men were caught on surveillance video robbing a Vancouver Gucci store in December 2021. (Courtesy VPD)
Victoria police officers arrested a roller-blading man suspected of robbery of a toque after a foot chase on March 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hockey stick-wielding roller blader arrested in Victoria for suspected toque robbery

Man reported striking garbage cans, windows near B.C. Legislature Monday

Victoria police officers arrested a roller-blading man suspected of robbery of a toque after a foot chase on March 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers arrested an armed robbery suspect in the Centennial Square March 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Attempted knife-point robbery in downtown Victoria ends in arrest

Man demanded woman’s purse while holding a knife, according to VicPD

Victoria police officers arrested an armed robbery suspect in the Centennial Square March 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nana Sushi owner Agnes Kim, whose restaurant was robbed and staff threatened and left traumatized Monday, says crime and social disorder are worsening in downtown Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Downtown Nanaimo sushi restaurant owner traumatized by daytime robbery

Nana Sushi restaurant suffering impacts of deteriorating social issues on Victoria Crescent

Nana Sushi owner Agnes Kim, whose restaurant was robbed and staff threatened and left traumatized Monday, says crime and social disorder are worsening in downtown Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. (Photo Courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD seeks help identifying armed robbery suspect

Major crime unit investigating after a convenience store robbed at gunpoint Saturday

VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. (Photo Courtesy of VicPD)
Dustin Aaryn Smith was arrested in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 30. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Wanted man arrested in Victoria; faces assault, B&E, robbery charges

Dustin Aaryn Smith, 37 in police custody awaiting bail

Dustin Aaryn Smith was arrested in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 30. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Sooke RCMP arrested a man July 11 accused of stealing three bottles of wine from a liquor store and brandishing a sword at employees. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sword-brandishing robbery suspect arrested in Sooke

Three bottles of wine stolen from liquor store

Sooke RCMP arrested a man July 11 accused of stealing three bottles of wine from a liquor store and brandishing a sword at employees. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police used a less-lethal round to arrest a man Saturday morning who is suspected of robbing a pharmacy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police use anti riot weapon to take down suspected pharmacy robber

Suspect medically cleared, transported to VicPD cells

Victoria police used a less-lethal round to arrest a man Saturday morning who is suspected of robbing a pharmacy. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP police dog Erik helped locate the suspect of a drug store robbery in Langford on Dec. 30. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP arrest man for two drug store robberies

Robberies were attempted at Shoppers Drug Marts in Langford and Saanich

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West Shore RCMP police dog Erik helped locate the suspect of a drug store robbery in Langford on Dec. 30. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP arrested four suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in View Royal Nov. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP arrests four following armed robbery

A victim was assaulted and robbed in View Royal early Thursday morning

West Shore RCMP arrested four suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in View Royal Nov. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)