Police on Vancouver Island are investigating both the suspects and the victim of a robbery that took place outside of Victoria.
The West Shore RCMP said that on Tuesday, an 18-year-old male reported being bear-sprayed and robbed near a recreation centre.
Upon answering the call, police discovered that the victim was actually a suspected drug dealer.
According to a police statement, he was allegedly selling Xanax pills at the time and “described being jumped by two male suspects.” The suspects stole the pills and an undisclosed amount of cash.
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Police managed to find the suspects shortly after; they reportedly used the stolen money to purchase alcohol.
Two males, a 15-year-old and a 19-year-old, were identified and arrested.
RCMP seized the Xanax pills, liquor, and bear spray from them, and say that all parties are being investigated.