Victoria police are asking the public to help identify a man who allegedly attacked a couple by kicking their dog and assaulting them in the city’s downtown Saturday night.
The incident happened in the 700-block of Government Street around 11 p.m., according to VicPD. The couple, tourists from outside Canada, told officers that the man first kicked their dog before getting into a physical altercation with one of them.
Police describe the suspect as being between 25 and 35 years old and standing 6’2″ with a heavy build and dark brown, thinning hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a blue and black plaid hoodie underneath a dark puffy vest at the time of the incident.
The couple and their dog did not require medical treatment but were shaken by the attack, police added in a release. A CCTV camera captured images of the attack and the suspect.
Anyone with information about the incident or who can identify the suspect is asked to call VicPD’s report desk at 250-995-7654, ext. 1. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Do you recognize this man, #yyj ? He randomly attacked a couple – tourists from out of town – & kicked their dog in the 700-block of Government St. Saturday night. If so, call (250) 995-7654 ext 1 or @VicCrimeStop | https://t.co/z3cFCSxIa7 pic.twitter.com/Htd17vWMub
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) February 27, 2023