Richmond RCMP seeking witnesses, video evidence of two random assaults

RICHMOND RCMP are urgently wanting to speak with anyone who may have witnessed two random assaults that occurred on the morning of February 14 along Buswell Street in the downtown core.

During the mid-morning hours of February 14, a frontline police officer was flagged down by a bystander along the 6400-block of Buswell Street after she discovered a woman lying on the sidewalk.

First aid was provided to the woman, and she was subsequently transported to hospital by Emergency Health Services.  At the time, investigators believed this had been a medical emergency of some sort.

Subsequently, a second woman has come forward to police to report that she had been assaulted by an unknown male at approximately the same time that day as she was walking along the sidewalk at the same location.

Investigators with Richmond RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit now believe these two incidents are related.

The random assaults occurred on Buswell Street between Cook Road and Saba Road.

Anyone who may have witnessed these assaults, or who may have dash-cam video from the area on that morning — or any other information that may help the investigators — is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.

Quote file number 2023-4816.

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