West Vancouver Police are seeking public’s assistance in identifying a man involved in a strange incident of assault with needle at Park Royal Mall.
On the afternoon of December 7, an unknown male followed the victim inside the mall for a short period, before bumping the victim in the upper arm as he walked past.
The following day, the victim noticed his arm had become red and sore. He was examined by a physician, who was concerned that he may have been pricked with a needle. As a precaution, the victim has been prescribed medication and requires regular blood tests.
“The victim in this case is, quite rightfully, concerned about their health and would like to know what he may have been exposed to.” said Sgt Mark McLean “Our investigators are unclear if an assault occurred here and would like to speak with the male in question to determine exactly what happened.”
This incident was captured on CCTV and the unknown man is described as olive-skinned, thin build, wearing glasses, a black and blue jacket, blue jeans, black and white running shoes, and carrying a green reusable shopping bag.
Anyone who recognized the man is asked to contact the West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300 and quote file # 23-15633.