Woman attacked by group of men twice in one night, police investigating

Woman attacked by group of men twice in one night, police investigating

A woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after she was attacked by three men, not once, but twice, on Saturday night.

Victoria Police Department says a woman was driving her vehicle along Johnson Street, near Vancouver Street, at around 10:30 p.m. when three men appeared on the roadway.

The woman stopped her vehicle and honked her horn in an effort to avoid hitting the men, who in turn, police say, began attacking her vehicle.

Police say the three suspects first began kicking and spitting on her vehicle, then one of them picked up a nearby traffic pylon and began hitting the vehicle, damaging it.

Once the attack ended, the woman drove a short distance away to an area near the Vancouver Street and Pandora Avenue intersection, parked her vehicle, got out and inspected it for damage.

The woman then spotted and confronted the three men, asking them why they attacked her vehicle.

That’s when, police say, the three men began attacking the woman, punching and kicking her repeatedly, and even striking her with the same traffic pylon from earlier.

Eventually, nearby witnesses intervened and the suspects fled before officers could arrive.

The woman was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“I want to be clear that no one should be attacked on the street or be held responsible for being attacked by three men. If someone attacks your vehicle while you are in it, we ask that you call 911. That’s a crime in progress,” Bowen Osoko, spokesperson for the Victoria Police Department, told CHEK News.

At this point in the investigation, police have very little information about the suspects, other than that they were three men, who did not know their victim, according to Osoko.

“As far as I’m aware, the woman and the men are unknown to each other. They had the interaction in the road and then the attack,” he said.

As a result of the lack of information, anyone with video of the incident or information is being urged to contact the Victoria Police Department at 250-995-7654 ext 1.

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