Date: Monday, May 9, 2022

File: 22-16991

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers are asking for witnesses to come forward after a man was randomly punched in the face by a stranger while walking along Dallas Road on Saturday night.

Last night, a man called to report that just after 7 p.m. on Saturday night, he was walking westbound on the pathway alongside the 500-block of Dallas Road, near the intersection of Dallas Road and Government Streets, when he was approached by a group of three men and three women walking eastbound. The man, who was listening to his earbuds, was walking alone when one of the men in the group suddenly punched him in the face.

The man, who was surprised by the sudden and unprovoked attack, fell to the ground, losing his earbuds in the process. His attacker then helped him find his earbuds on the ground and in the grass verge, before departing eastbound with the group towards Beacon Hill Park. The attacker did not say anything to victim. The victim suffered non-life-threatening facial injuries in the attack.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, between 25 to 30 years-old with a muscular, athletic build. The suspect was part of a group of three men and three women who were all last seen walking eastbound, along Dallas Road, towards Beacon Hill Park.

If you have information about this incident please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Officers are responding to increasing numbers of reports of random attacks. If you are assaulted or confronted by someone, please get yourself to safety by moving away from that person to a well-populated location, and call 911.