Person of Interest in assault

person of interest in assault

Vancouver Police are asking for the public to help identify a person of interest, as well as an important witness, in relation to an attack of a woman on the city’s west side last month.

At about 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, a 25-year-old woman left Bimini’s bar and began walking along West 4th Avenue. Near Balsam Street, she was approached from behind by an unknown man, who struck her repeatedly. She managed to fight off her attacker and was able to escape.

Witness to assault

witness to assault

A group of people passing by found the woman and called 9-1-1. She was taken to hospital and treated for injuries to her face, and released later that day to recover at home.

Police continue to investigate the attack, and are looking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest, as well as one witness believed to have important information to share.

The person of interest is described as Asian, 5’8″ to 5’10” tall, with a thin build and black hair. He was wearing a puffy nylon jacket over a multi-coloured shirt, jeans, and sneakers.

Anyone with information about this incident, or believes they know either the witness or person of interest, is asked to call the Vancouver Police Major Crime Section at (604) 717-2541.