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VicPD search for suspect in assault on downtown Victoria business owner (UPDATED)


UPDATE:  VicPD reported that the suspect in an assault and mischief investigation at a Victoria business has been identified.

VicPD are on the hunt for a man who assaulted a business owner and damaged property in downtown Victoria last week.

On Wednesday, August 18th, officers were called by a business owner who reported that a man had randomly damaged a sign outside his business in the 2500-block of Government Street.

According to VicPD, the owner told officers that when he asked the man to stop, the man threw an object at him, narrowly missing him.

Luckily, the business owner was able to capture a photograph of the suspect—an approximately 45-year-old Caucasian man standing 5’10” tall, with a medium build.

The man has a shaved head with a dark brown, moustache and goatee.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a light-coloured camouflage singlet, black Nike workout pants, white sneakers and a blue backpack.

On Thursday morning, shortly after 11 a.m., VicPD said they had identified the suspect but were still investigating.

VicPD are asking anyone with information to call them at (250) 995-7654.

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