Saanich woman beaten, mugged while walking home

Woman attacked Sunday night while walking home, man flees with purse

A 24-year-old Saanich woman was hit three times with a long pipe or club and mugged while walking home Sunday night in the Quadra/Hillside neighbourhood.

The woman was returning from her volunteer job downtown along Quadra near Finlayson Street around 11 p.m. when a man attacked her with a blunt object.

The woman, whose purse was stolen, was treated by paramedics on scene and transported to hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, between 5’5 and 5’7 with a medium build.

He was wearing a grey hoodie, khaki-coloured pants, work boots and a black scarf or bandana to cover his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact VicPD at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).