File: 19-54457

Victoria BC – Officers are looking for witnesses after a random assault sent a woman to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

VicPD officers were called to Mayfair Mall in the 3100-block of Douglas Street just after 12:40 p.m. for a report of an assault in progress. It was reported that a woman was pushing a child in a stroller when she was assaulted from behind. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. It is believed that the suspect and victim were unknown to each other. Thankfully, the child was not injured.

Members of the public were able follow the suspect until police arrived and the man was safely taken into custody.

If you witnessed what happened or have any information that would help our investigation, please contact 250-995-7654.

Our investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.