West Vancouver police are seeking assistance in identifying the assailant in an unprovoked assault on a homeless man.
In the early morning hours of June 14, the victim, a 55-year-old homeless man was approached by a male suspect in the area of Park Royal Mall. The male yelled at the victim and threw several large rocks which resulted in lacerations to the victim’s head and hand. The suspect was not known to the victim and the motive behind the assault is also unclear.
“This offence is concerning for everyone, and we are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect” said Sgt Mark McLean. “The victim in this case was a vulnerable member of our community and it is not known if he was targeted for this reason”.
The suspect was captured on nearby CCTV at is described as light skinned male with curly dark hair and wearing a black hoody, pants, and shoes as well as a blue hat. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8744 or visit solvecrime.ca.