Date: Monday, February 27, 2023

File: 23-7193

Victoria, BC –  Investigators are asking for your help as we work to identify and locate a man who was captured on video attacking a couple by kicking their dog and assaulting them.

Just after 11 pm on Saturday, February 25, Patrol officers responded to a call that a couple and their dog had been attacked. The couple, who are tourists visiting Victoria from out of the country, had left their hotel in the 700-block of Government Street when they were randomly attacked by a stranger.

They told officers that the man first kicked their dog and then got into a physical altercation with one of them. They told the man to stay away and called police. The man argued with the couple and then left the scene before officers arrived.

The couple and their dog did not require medical treatment, but were shaken by the attack.

The attack and images of the suspect were captured on CCTV.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man between 25 and 35 years-old, standing six feet, two inches tall with a heavy build and dark brown hair that is thinning at the crown. He was wearing a blue and black plaid hooded sweatshirt underneath a dark puffy vest and blue jeans. He was last seen walking southbound. Images of the man and the attack are below.

The attack on the dog and the couple were captured on video



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This incident remains under investigation and officers are asking for your help as we work to identify and locate this man. If you recognize this man or have information about this incident and have yet to speak with officers, 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.


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