West Shore RCMP crime briefs

Great-grandmother robbed

A great-grandmother in Colwood reported being robbed of her purse after hiring a window washer last Saturday, March 3.

West Shore RCMP says the 85-year-old woman hired a man to wash her windows at her Brittany Drive home. After finishing the job, he distracted her with paperwork, walked through the house and fled with her purse.

She lost $200 in cash, identification and a pendant necklace containing photos of her great-grandchildren.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30s, short hair, clean cut with tattoos on his hands, arms and neck. He wore a blue bomber-style jacket and jeans.

Driver flees the scene of a crash

A driver fled the scene of a two vehicle crash last Saturday at Goldstream Avenue and Sooke Road, at the entrance to the Colwood Corners Plaza.

A police dog was unable to track the male driver, who is the son of the car’s owner. Police are looking for witnesses to the crash. The other driver was injured and suffered a fractured sternum.

Young boy assaulted on bus

A 13-year-old boy reported that he was assaulted on a bus at the transit exchange in Colwood on Feb. 23 during the day.

A male in his 40s described as drunk put the boy in a headlock, police say, and pushed the boy’s head into his crotch momentarily. The boy was alone and the bus driver was unable to give a description of the suspect.

Extra-cash Internet scam still rolling

West Shore RCMP are reminding people that scams involving classified advertising on the Internet are alive and well.

The detachment has received a number of recent complaints about attempted scams emerging from ads on Craigslist and UsedVictoria, including one incident where a person was selling antique furniture for $800.

A supposed interested buyer sent a $2,350 cheque to cover shipping, with a request the seller mail back the remaining cash.

Typically the original cheque eventually comes up bogus and the seller is out thousands of dollars. Fortunately in this case, the antique furniture seller contacted West Shore RCMP and avoided being robbed.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents can call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).



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