Victoria police search for attacker in downtown liquor store assault
Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked an employee at a downtown Victoria business in what's being called a random assault. (Handout)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Friday, August 3, 2018 3:56PM PDT
Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked an employee at a downtown Victoria business in what's being called a random assault.
The man entered Liquor Express beer and wine store in the 700-block of Yates Fri., July 27 at around 9:30 p.m. and immediately walked into a staff-only area, according to police.
When he was approached by an employee, the man became agitated and assaulted him before fleeing, police say.
The staff member suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Police say they're looking for a man described as white, between 20 to 25 years old, standing 5'11" with a medium build.
He reportedly has "mop-like" brown hair with curly bands and brown eyes and was wearing a dark blue button-up shirt with white flowers on it and blue jeans.
Anyone who recognizes the photo of the man caught by surveillance cameras is asked to call police at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.