THE New Westminster Police Department is asking witnesses to come forward following an assault at the corner of 8th Street and Columbia Street in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 22.
A man was waiting for a taxi outside the New Westminster SkyTrain Station when he was assaulted by four people. The victim reports that he was kicked and punched, which resulted in him being unconscious for a short period of time. When he regained consciousness, he noticed that the contents of his wallet were missing and that his phone was damaged.
One of the suspects was described as a man wearing a white jacket and another as a man wearing a black jacket. Two of the suspects were described as Indigenous men.
Police are canvassing the area for CCTV footage and asking any witnesses to come forward.
“At this point in our investigation we don’t believe the victim and the suspects knew each other,” said Sgt. Sanjay Kumar. “We’re asking anyone who saw this assault and hasn’t yet spoken to investigators to call the New Westminster Police Department.”
Investigators can be reached by calling the New Westminster Police Department at 604-525-5411.