UPDATE | West Shore RCMP say the police incident near the Juan de Fuca Recreation is now clear but they are still searching for a suspect after a daytime mugging.
Police received a report of a robbery on the trail system in the 1700 block of Island Hwy.
An individual called RCMP just after 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, after they encountered a woman with visible injuries to her face.
The woman in her 30s said that she was robbed while travelling on the trail near the border of View Royal and Colwood.
Numerous police resources were deployed, including the a police K-9 , community policing Section, traffic unit, several plain clothes officer and even the officer in charge of the West Shore Detachment. The victim’s purse was located by the police service dog
The victim was transported to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
“As the investigation continues and remains in its infancy, no further information is available at this time,” police said in a statement.
West Shore RCMP spokesman Cst. Alex Bérubé said the assault was not sexual in nature and the public is not at risk. Victim services will be available for the woman.
Anyone information is aksed to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca
The West Shore RCMP is responding to a “police incident” near the Juan de Fuca Recreation centre and are asking the public to avoid the area.
Witnesses tell Victoria Buzz there is a very heavy police presence around the facility.
Police say a police K-9 is on scene searching the area for a person of interest and officers are asking anyone who noticed something suspicious earlier to report it right away by phone the detachment at 250-474-2264.
More to come.
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