Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Victoria, BC – General Investigations Sections officers are asking for your help as they work to identify a man who punched a restaurant patron in the face Monday night.
Officers learned that at approximately 8:30 pm on Monday, March 13, 2023, staff at a restaurant in the 0-block of Bastion Square stopped serving a man who had begun to show signs of impairment by drugs or alcohol. The staff reported that the man then became verbally abusive to staff. Another patron approached, and in support of staff efforts, asked the man to leave. The man became enraged and threated the patron with a chair. A second patron stepped in and took the chair away from the man. The man then moved to leave.
Without warning the man then struck the first patron in the face, damaged an umbrella and left the restaurant. The patron suffered non-life-threatening facial and dental injuries.
The man is described as Caucasian, approximately 35 years-old, standing six feet, one inch tall with a slim build. He has short brown hair, shaved to stubble on the sides and back, and longer on top. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black bomber jacket, dark pants, dark shoes, a black backpack and carrying a black bag with red piping.
Images of the man were caught on CCTV and are shared below.
Do you recognize this assault suspect?
If you recognize this man, 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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