Canada is horrified after unidentified attacker punches an Asian woman in Vancouver
Vancouver Police are seeking an unidentified suspect that punched an Asian woman as she was waiting for a bus downtown on April 12.
Sgt. Aaron Roed said the woman was waiting at a bus stop near Granville and West Pender streets in the afternoon when a man approached her and punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground.
The suspect then fled on a bus.
#VPDNews: Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who assaulted a young woman in downtown Vancouver the afternoon of April 12. https://t.co/tcdtcQCJsU pic.twitter.com/BECfHXEHpl— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) May 5, 2020
Police are describing the suspect as a white man in his mid-20s with a medium build.
At the time of the assault, he was wearing a dark-coloured t-shirt with a deer emblem on the front layered on top of a grey long-sleeve shirt. He also wore a grey and yellow striped beanie.
VPD: Attacker described as white man in mid-20s, medium build. Dark colored t-shirt with deer emblem, grey, long-sleeve shirt under t-shirt, grey/yellow beanie pic.twitter.com/XT2oxgytHv— Andrea Woo | 鄔瑞楓 (@AndreaWoo) May 5, 2020
Although the victim is Asian, Roed said the suspect's motive is currently unknown, and police have not said whether it will be treated as a hate crime.
Naturally, Canada is horrified by the surveillance video.
Who tf does that?!?— Abby (@Abbycataby) May 5, 2020
Especially because — just a few weeks ago — Vancouver Police released a surveillance video of someone shoving an elderly Asian man in a convenience store.
Disgusting actions we should protect each other not hurt each other.— Jonas Zbarauskas (@zbarauskas) May 5, 2020
And regardless of whether or not it's a hate crime, it's completely unacceptable to assault strangers.
What the hell is YVR coming to. Totally unacceptable— Kasandra Flamenco (@KasandraLaChina) May 5, 2020
Anyone with information that could lead to the identification of the suspect or witnesses is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department's major crime detectives at 604-717-2541.
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