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Vancouver Police look to identify attacker in assault

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who assaulted a young woman in downtown Vancouver the afternoon of April 12.

The suspect approached the Asian victim at a bus stop near Granville and West Pender Streets, punched her in the face and then fled on a transit bus. The assault appears to be unprovoked as there was no communication between the victim and the attacker.

“We are investigating this as a stranger assault and the motive is unknown,” says Sergeant Aaron, VPD.

The attacker is described as a white man in his mid-20s with a medium build. He was wearing a dark colored t-shirt with a distinctive deer emblem on the front. He was also wearing a grey, long-sleeve shirt underneath his t-shirt and a beanie style hat with grey and yellow stripes.

Vancouver Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.