West Shore RCMP is investigating a report of a robbery on the trail system in the 1700-block of Island Hwy., near the View Royal and Colwood border.
Police were dispatched to the area after a bystander encountered a woman with visible facial injuries just after 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The victim reported that she was robbed while travelling on the trail. She was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A K-9, community policing and traffic units were deployed to the area, as well as several plain clothes officers. Dash, a police service dog, was able to locate the woman’s purse.
A K-9 unit is still on scene searching the area and officers are asking anyone that may have seen something suspicious to report it right away by phoning 250-474-2264.