NORTH Vancouver RCMP have arrested a suspect following a comprehensive investigation into the attack of a restaurant employee.
On November 19, 2022, at approximately 11 p.m., a restaurant worker in the 100-block of West 1st Street was allegedly struck with a blunt object and a gun by an unknown suspect. The victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
Following a thorough and exhaustive investigation, after it was determined this was a targeted incident, the North Vancouver RCMP Serious Crime Unit arrested a suspect in the case on March 22. The male, who is in his 20s and a resident of North Vancouver, has since been released with conditions pending a court date.
“This was a traumatic incident for the victim,” said Constable Mansoor Sahak. “It also affected the community’s sense of safety. The fact there were many unanswered questions at the start of the investigation left some people fearing for their own safety. We hope this arrest, and the understanding that this was believed to be a targeted attack, restores a sense of security and reassures people that North Vancouver is a safe community.”