Burnaby RCMP seek witnesses for stranger assault

BURNABY RCMP are seeking witnesses to assist in the investigation of an assault that took place on Lougheed Highway near Willingdon Avenue.

On Tuesday, June 14, a male suspect allegedly approached and punched a 33-year-old man in an unprovoked attack. The suspect then threatened to kill the victim before walking away.

The suspect is described as a white man, 38-40 years old, with a heavy build and brown curly hair.

He was wearing shorts with grey leggings underneath, and a grey shirt.
The victim suffered minor injuries.

“While there are no reports of similar incidents in the area, police are concerned about this random assault and are looking for information to assist in the investigation,” said Cpl. Alexa Hodgins.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this assault or who may have dash cam video taken while travelling westbound on Lougheed Highway near Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby between 4 and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.