Coquitlam RCMP seeking witnesses to May 3 assault

COQUITLAM RCMP are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed an assault that occurred on May 3 at approximately 4 p.m. in the 1900-block of Edgewood Avenue, Coquitlam (Montgomery Middle School grounds).

During the incident, an elderly male and female were walking their dog on leash when it was attacked by an unleashed dog. An argument ensued between dog owners where an unknown male assaulted the elderly male leaving him with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Police are looking to identify the unknown male suspect as well as an unknown female who was also involved. Investigators believe the unknown couple are from the area as they were also out walking their dog.

The unknown male is described as:

  • White;
  • 30-years-old;
  • Short hair;
  • Trimmed goatee;
  • Wearing a baseball hat, t-shirt, dark blue ‘Telus’ vest and cargo pants.

The unknown female is described as:

  • Dark complexion;
  • 150 cm (4’11″);
  • Black hair;
  • Wearing a black jacket.

The suspect’s dog is described as:

  • Black fur;
  • Curly tail;
  • 40 pounds.

Anyone who may have witnessed the assault is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency line at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2022-11045.

To report a dog attack to the City of Coquitlam Bylaw Enforcement and Animal Services, call 604-927-7387.