Victoria police are looking for a thief who was captured by CCTV cameras stealing a senior’s brand-new electric-assist bike.
The theft happened Tuesday, police said, at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Toronto Street.
The victim, an elderly male, said he had purchased the electric-assist bike only a day prior, and that it was essential to his ability to get around the city.
The stolen bicycle is a black Raleigh Sprite IE Electric, similar to the one pictured below.
CCTV footage shows the suspect entering a locked bike area via the building’s parking area and making off with the bike.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-40s, approximately six feet tall with a slim to medium build. At the time of the theft, he was wearing a blue parka-style jacket, blue jeans, hiking shoes, and a shiny black helmet on top of a dark baseball cap. He was also wearing a large backpack.
Images from the footage have been provided in the hopes that someone might recognize the thief. Anyone who does, or has seen the bike, is asked to contact Victoria police.