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Update: Arrest Made in Unprovoked Assaults on Vancouver’s West Side

Vancouver Police have arrested 39-year-old Colin Akwei from Coquitlam in connection with a series of recent unprovoked attacks on Vancouver’s West Side.

Acting on a tip from the public, investigators identified Mr. Akwei, and he was arrested just after 3 p.m. yesterday in Coquitlam. Investigators are continuing to piece the evidence together and determine a motive for these crimes.

Akwei is charged with one count of assault and one count of assault with a weapon. Further charges are expected. He remains in custody.