Vancouver – Vancouver Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was assaulted last night in another downtown stranger attack.

“This is another concerning unprovoked assault,” says Constable Jason Doucette. “The victim was simply walking down the sidewalk when a man came up and sucker-punched her in the face for no reason.”

At 6:30 Wednesday evening, the 29-year-old woman was walking near Cambie and Pender streets when a man approached and suddenly lashed out. He punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground. The suspect was last seen running west on Dunsmuir Street.

“A number of people came to the victim’s aid and stayed with her until police arrived,” adds Constable Doucette. “Our officers flooded the area to search for the suspect and locate evidence that will lead to his identity.”

The suspect’s face was partially covered with a bandana. He was wearing a black hoodie with a white stripe on the back, black pants, and black shoes.

The woman suffered non-life-threatening physical injuries that required medical attention.

Anyone with information about this assault, or who was in the area with a dash-cam, is asked to contact detectives at 604-717-2541.