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Saanich Police are turning to the public in hopes of identifying an elderly woman who was randomly assaulted earlier this week.

The incident occurred just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday May 25th, in the 3300-block of Oak Street.

In a media release, police said the elderly woman was walking on the sidewalk, and as she approached Saanich Road, a person pushed them to the ground.

Saanich Police said they currently believe this was a random assault and the victim left the scene before police arrived.

She has yet to be identified.

“We are encouraging this person to contact the Saanich Police, as well as any witnesses or individuals who may have dashcam footage,” said Cst. Markus Anastasiades.

Anyone with information can contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or report anonymously through the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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