VicPD have issued a warning after a woman was attacked from behind in James Bay last weekend.
The incident occurred in the 400-block of Simcoe Street at around 10 p.m. Saturday night.
Police said the woman, who was walking her dog at the time of the attack, suffered head and facial injuries.
According to police, a man approached the woman from behind, pushing her into the corner of a building.
The force of the push caused the woman to strike the building wall face-first, resulting in lacerations and additional head injuries.
While the woman laid on the ground, the suspect searched through her pockets, before fleeing the scene.
The man did not steal anything from the victim.
The suspect in the incident is described as an approximately 50-year-old Caucasian man, standing 6’ tall with a slim build. He had grey hair and was wearing a blue or green jacket.
The woman reported the incident to police on Tuesday upon attending the hospital as she began to experience additional symptoms from the head injury caused by the attack.
Her injuries are considered non-life-threatening, but continue to impact her well-being.
VicPD officers are continuing to investigate the incident and are searching the area for surveillance video.
If you have information about this incident, have video from the area of the 400-block of Simcoe Street from that time frame, or recognize the suspect description, call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.