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VicPD are working to identify and locate a suspect who threw coffee on a mother and her baby who was in a stroller Wednesday morning.

At about 8:40 a.m. this morning, police said a mother was walking with her baby in a stroller in the 900-block of Yates Street when the random assault occurred.

The mother told police she was accosted by a man, who, without warning or provocation, threw coffee on her and her baby as she walked up to a business.

The suspect then yelled an obscenity at the mother about her child and left the area on foot.

Fortunately, the coffee was not hot enough to cause physical injury.

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Police describe the suspect as a Caucasian man in his 30s standing 5’6″ tall and has a medium build.

At the time of the attack he was wearing a black and grey jacket and baggy black pants. He was last seen walking near the intersection of Quadra and Yates Streets.

Anyone with information, or surveillance footage from the area, are asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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