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VicPD Detectives are continuing to investigate the random, violent, attack of a 30-year-old woman that occurred in James Bay on Thursday, June 25th and hoping the release of a composite sketch will help the investigation.

Officers were called to the 100-block of Rendall Street in James Bay, at approximately 10:30 p.m. last Thursday, after numerous 911 calls reporting that the woman had been attacked and was bleeding from a wound on her head. They arrived to find numerous concerned community members tending to the victim.

Since that time officers have conducted detailed area canvassing, forensic identification of the scene, and a composite sketch which is being released today.

The random nature of the attack is concerning for detectives and they have not yet been able to determine a motive for it.

“This investigation is a priority for us. The random nature of this attack concerns us and we are determined to find the person responsible,” said Detective Shawn Robson. “We need the community to help us identify this person so we can solve this investigation.”

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, appearing between 19 to 24-years-old and approximately 6-feet tall. He had slim build, was clean shaven, and had prominent cheek bones. At the time of the attack he was wearing baggy, light-coloured, shorts, a baggy white shirt, and a white bicycle helmet.

If you recognize this man, please call VicPD immediately at 250-995-7654, or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS FREE.


Original Story: VicPD detectives are looking for witnesses of a random assault that occurred last night leaving a 30-year-old Victoria woman with significant but non-life threating injuries.

Officers were called to the 100-block of Rendall Street in James Bay, at approximately 10:30 p.m., after multiple 911 calls reporting that the woman had been attacked and was bleeding from a wound on her head. They arrived to find several concerned community members tending to the victim.

A detailed description was provided at the time and numerous officers, including a VicPD K9, were searching for the suspect but were unable to locate him.

Detectives are hoping that anyone who may have witnessed the attack, or recognize the description of the suspect, will come forward and aid in the investigation.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, appearing between 19 to 24-years-old and approximately 6-feet tall. He had slim build, was clean shaven, and had prominent cheek bones. At the time of the attack he was wearing baggy, light-coloured, shorts, a baggy white shirt, and a white bicycle helmet.

Detectives have not been able to determine a motive for the attack and are asking the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious individuals matching the description.

If you have any information on this crime, please call VicPD detectives on the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

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