(Ladysmith RCMP)

Ladysmith RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who assaulted an employee at a store in July.

At approximately 8 p.m., on July 25th, officers responded to a call at a local food market in the 10000 block of Chemainus Road. 

The employee of the store called 911 to request police assistance before disconnecting.

Upon arrival, officers met with the employee who said they had just been robbed by a man who allegedly wanted to buy cigarettes, providing an ID, indicating the person was a minor.

When the employee denied service, an altercation ensued and the suspect walked behind the counter and assaulted the clerk.

The suspect has not been located and is described as being in theirlate teens, wearing a black hoodie, dark pants and multi-coloured sunglasses. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ladysmith RCMP at (250)-245-2215.

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