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Comox Valley RCMP are seeking the public’s help in gathering information after a man was assaulted with a weapon over the weekend.

The attack occurred at around 6 p.m. on Sunday May 7th, in the area of 26th Street and Fitzgerald Avenue in Courtenay.

Officers rushed to the location following a report that a man had been assaulted by a weapon, causing him non-life-threatening injuries.

The male suspect is said to be approximately 40-years-old, wearing glasses, a blue or grey hooded sweater, and jeans. However, RCMP is still on the lookout for more information to track down the suspect.

As part of their investigation, RCMP is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying and speaking with the driver and/or occupants of a red four-door SUV that was traveling west along 26th Street towards Fitzgerald Avenue from Cliffe Avenue at the time of the attack.

In addition, they are also seeking to identify and speak with two male witnesses who were walking west along 26th Street towards Fitzgerald Avenue from Cliffe Avenue when the incident took place.

Moreover, investigators are urging any residences along Fitzgerald Avenue between 26th Street and 19th Street with surveillance cameras installed to come forward with any footage that might have captured the incident between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 7th.

If you have any information regarding the incident, the identity of the suspect, or the whereabouts of the witnesses, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit at 250-338-1321.

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