Saanich Police’s major crimes unit is investigating after a 19-year-old was assaulted at a bus stop on July 14.
Just before 11 p.m., the teen was walking past a bus stop on Majestic Avenue and Ash Road when he was assaulted by people with a police-style baton and pepper spray. The teen was taken to the hospital where his serious but not life-threatening injuries were treated.
The teen had just left a gathering at the beach area of PKOLS (Mount Douglas Park).
Using police dogs, officers were able to locate the baton. Investigators are hoping people will come forward with more information and descriptions of the suspects.
“Although Saanich Police were on scene quickly and have spoken with residents and other persons in the area at the time, it is believed there are pictures and recordings not yet shared with police that may afford evidence, and persons with information about this assault have yet to speak with Saanich Police,” said Const. Markus Anastasiades in a news release.
“This was a serious assault and we know there are people that can assist us in this investigation.”
Anyone with photos or videos is asked to email them to [email protected] and reference file 23-13080. To provide information anonymously, you can reach out to the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.