Rotary Trail Courtenay
(City of Courtenay)

Comox Valley RCMP are investigating after a man wielding a hammer assaulted a person on a trail in Courtenay.

The incident occurred on March 15, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., on the Rotary trail near 11th Street and Cumberland Avenue.

A victim told police that he had been walking along the trail when he encountered another man.

The victim nodded at the man, who then allegedly pulled out a small hammer and swung it in the victim’s direction, hitting him in the arm.

Police say the victim was not injured and did not require medical attention at the time of the report.

The Comox Valley RCMP say they have increased patrols in the area, including bike patrols.

The suspect is described as a pale man in his twenties, between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet tall, with a slim build.

He was wearing baggy blue jeans and an oversized black hoodie.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321. Those who wish to report information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca.

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