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VicPD searching for balcony bike thief

Shared children’s bike, toys stolen from Yates St. patio early Monday morning
The suspect in Monday’s theft of items from a Yates Street balcony is described as a Caucasian man, age 30 to 40, with a slim build. He was wearing a blue jacket, dark hoodie, red baseball cap and beige pants at the time. (Courtesy of VicPD)

A man filmed on a surveillance camera at a Yates Street building early Monday morning (March 7) is being sought by police after a children’s bike and toys were stolen off a residential balcony.

Victoria police are asking for help identifying the suspect and returning the items to their owner.

Around 3:15 a.m. Monday, a man described as Caucasian, 30 to 40 years old with a slim build and wearing a blue jacket, dark hoodie, red baseball cap and beige pants was filmed climbing into the patio of a first-floor apartment in the 800-block of Yates Street, VicPD said.

Among the items taken were a bike shared by two children ages five and seven, and several children’s toys. The bike is blue with white wheels.

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Police ask anyone with information about the incident to contact their non-emergency line at 250-995-7654, ext. 1 or to report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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