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VPD releases video of NYE random assault

Vancouver – Vancouver Police have released security video of an unsolved attack on a woman on New Year’s Eve, and ask anyone who can identify the suspect to come forward.

A woman was walking alone on New Year Eve when she was suddenly randomly attacked by a male stranger. According to the footage released by police there was no reason for the interaction to take place.

“This video clearly shows the unprovoked and random nature of this disturbing attack,” says Constable Tania Visintin. “Unfortunately, these types of incidents are happening more often in the city, and it’s led to many people feeling less safe when they’re alone in public.”

December 31 at around 3:30 p.m the victim, a 22-year-old woman, was walking along West Georgia Street in front of Hotel Georgia. A man that was walking the in opposite direction, surprise attacked her, grabbing her, pushing her in to a planter and holding her down.

“The victim was able to free herself from the suspect’s hold. She last saw the suspect walking East on West Georgia Street” adds Constable Visintin.

The suspect is described as a white, middle-aged man. At the time of the assault, he was wearing grey pants, a black jacket on top of a black shirt with a logo in the middle and a black toque. He was wearing headphones and carrying a blue bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call VPD investigators at 604-717-4022.

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