VicPD Cruiser Downtown

VicPD arrested a man over the weekend after he randomly assaulted a family with an infant in a stroller. 

Just after 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2nd, VicPD were called to the area of Fort Street and Stadacona Avenue for a report of a man striking another man on the sidewalk. 

Officers arrived on scene to learn that a father had been the victim of the random assault while walking with his wife and infant in a stroller.

According to reports, the family was walking along Fort Street when a stranger approached the man from behind and struck him in the head several times and reportedly pushed the woman and stroller carrying an infant into the roadway. 

The family was not physically injured in the incident. 

The suspect fled  the scene, butwitnesses quickly pointed him out as officers arrived.

The suspect was taken into custody in the area of Fort and St. Charles Streets without further incident. 

The 30-year-old man was transported to VicPD cells where he was later released with a court date and conditions.

He faces recommended charges of assault. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident who has not yet spoken with investigators is asked to contact the VicPD at (250) 995-7654. 

To report what you know anonymously, call the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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