Seeking witnesses to alleged assault following racial slurs

Richmond

2020-05-29 13:16 PDT

File # 2020-13295

At approximately 2:08 pm on May 17, 2020 Richmond RCMP attended Steveston Highway and No 5 Road for reports of an assault in progress. Richmond RCMP frontline officers arrived on scene within minutes of being dispatched, however, the male alleged to have committed the assault had left the area.

The complainant advised officers that he had parked his vehicle at 10820 No 5 Rd when a Blue BMW pulled up beside him and the male inside allegedly started yelling racial slurs at him. The complainant said when he exited his vehicle the male also got out and continued yelling racial slurs.

The complainant then got back into his vehicle and locked his doors at which point, the male continued making racist remarks while allegedly pounding on the complainant’s front passenger side window.

As this continued the complainant said he decided to exit his vehicle a second time to seek refuge in a local business, however, the male followed him which is when the alleged assault occurred.

Richmond RCMP canvassed the area for video surveillance and subsequently identified and arrested a suspect in the days following, however, according to the complainant there were other people in the area who witnessed this incident.

An incident like this affects everyone in our community. While various evidence has been gathered, we want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed it, says Corporal Adriana Peralta, We can also provide an opportunity for victim support, in many languages, and we are asking anyone who hasn’t already to come forward.

The male in question is described as:

The male was wearing:

This investigation remains active and on-going.

Richmond RCMP General Investigation Sections Unit has conduct of this investigation.

Richmond RCMP want to assure the public that all racially motivated incidents will be thoroughly investigated and that hate-motivated crimes are treated seriously. The safety and security of the public are paramount to the Richmond RCMP.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at
604-278-1212 or by email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca and quote File number 2020-13295. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


 

Released by

Cpl. Adriana Peralta

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