Victoria police searching for ‘heavier build’ male suspect in alleged assault on Wharf Street

Victoria police searching for 'heavier build' male suspect in alleged assault on Wharf Street
VicPD said the suspect is a

Police in Victoria are asking the public for their help in identifying a “heavier build” suspect in an assault that took place in the city’s downtown.

According to a media release issued by the Victoria Police Department, officers were called to a restaurant in the 1200-block of Wharf Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. on June 7 after receiving a report that a man had been assaulted outside.

The victim, VicPD said, received non-life-threatening injuries after being “struck and pushed to the ground” by a man that he didn’t know. Police described the incident as a “random assault.”

Nearby surveillance cameras were able to capture images of the suspect, who was seen on the restaurant’s patio with three other people before the alleged assault.

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VicPD also said there were other individuals in the area who witnessed the assault, including a man who offered the victim aid.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man with a “heavier build” who is between 30 and 40 years of age. He has brown hair, which was “styled to the right” and shorter on the sides but longer on the top. He was wearing a back Nike-branded T-shirt, white shorts and black sandals.

The department said officers want to speak to those who were sitting with the male suspect on the patio prior to the incident as well as the additional witnesses.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about this incident is asked to contact VicPD‘s non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 (select option 1) for the reporting desk. Individuals can also report anonymously by calling the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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