Suspect sought in attempted Victoria hair salon robbery

Man threatened employee with box cutter before fleeing

A composite sketch of a robbery suspect from an Oct. 5 incident at a downtown Victoria hair salon.

A composite sketch of a robbery suspect from an Oct. 5 incident at a downtown Victoria hair salon.

Victoria Police are on the hunt for a man who tried to rob a downtown hair salon Oct. 5.

The man entered the Maison George hair salon in the 1500-block of Fort St. around 7 p.m., brandishing a box cutter and demanding cash.

The salon employee pushed the man, who then fled on foot without any cash or valuables.

The suspect is thought to be approximately 30 years old and five-foot-ten. At the time of the attempted robbery, he was wearing a grey or white toque with a long-sleeved shirt and baggy jeans.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Det. Shauneen Cope at 250-995-7654, or submit an anonymous tip via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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