Officers are seeking information and witnesses after a stuffed animal was stolen from a Victoria memorial honouring the 215 Indigenous children found in an unmarked, mass grave at the site of a former Kamloops residential school.
Police got a report just before 7 p.m. on Monday from a woman saying a large, stuffed green alligator had been stolen from the memorial she set up outside her Victoria West home, in the 200-block of Russell Street.
Police released a description of a suspect in the case. He was described as a 20 to 30-year-old Caucasian man, 5’8” tall with a heavy build, wearing a grey vest, green camouflage shorts and a backpack. Officers are looking to identify the suspect and return the stuffed animal.
Victoria police officers purchased a new stuffed animal and children’s toys to replace what was stolen from the woman’s memorial.
Anyone with information can contact VicPD at 250-995-7654, ext. 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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