Saanich Police locate vehicle, arrest wanted suspect for armed robbery – .

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Saanich Police locate vehicle, arrest wanted suspect for armed robbery – .


Saanich Police said a suspect wanted for an armed robbery on Friday was arrested.

In a social media post on Saturday afternoon, the department said the vehicle and the suspect were pulled over by officers on Friday evening.

An earlier version of this story appears below

Police are looking for a suspect and a stolen vehicle associated with a recent armed robbery near Victoria.

At around 3 p.m. on December 3, a suspect entered a gas station on Burnside Road West and Harriet Road, approached the cashier, pulled out a knife and demanded money, according to the Saanich Police Department. .

The suspect was given an undisclosed sum of money, exited the storefront, then entered a red vehicle, which was last seen heading west on Burnside Road West, police said.

No one involved in the alleged incident was physically injured.

The suspect is described as a slender man, five feet five inches tall, with short dark black hair, a long black sleeved shirt and a white undershirt.

The vehicle linked to the incident is described as a red 2022 Hyundai Kona with the BC license plate HJ6-35J. Saanich PD says Kona was reported stolen in Nanaimo area earlier on December 3

“If you see this vehicle with the corresponding plate, please call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not approach the suspect because he is considered armed and dangerous, ”said Const. Markus Anastasiades, head of media relations at the Saanich Police Department, said in a press release.

Stock images of a 2020 Hyundai Kona (Saanich Police Department).

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