Who is that masked man? Police looking for Tim Hortons burglar


Police are looking for the masked man who broke into a Langford Tim Hortons on New Year’s Day.

The man broke into the coffee shop on Helmcken Road in the Eagle Creek Village shopping plaza in Langford, B.C. 18 minutes after midnight on Jan. 1, 2019, according to West Shore RCMP.

West Shore RCMP is looking for the masked man who broke into a View Royal Tim Hortons on New Year’s Day. Photos courtesy West Shore RCMP

Several Tim Hortons mugs and coffee products were stolen, along with $200 in cash.

The man was wearing a black hoody, black jeans, grey shoes, orange gloves and what police called a “distinctive” face mask.

“Police have canvassed the area and the investigation remains active to identify the suspect,” said Cpl. Chris Dovell, West Shore RCMP spokesman.

Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to contact West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or victoriacrimestoppers.ca.

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