File#2020-2138

Date of Crime

- February 26, 2020

Address

3717 10th Avenue

Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving the following crime:
A senior man was injured when he was forcefully pushed to the ground by an unknown person.
On Wednesday February 26th at approximately 8 p.m. a couple was involved in a heated argument with staff while in the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 3717 - 10th Ave. The argument continued briefly in the parking lot with one of the store employees while several by-standers were present in the area.
The employee re-entered the store and moments later was followed by a by-stander who started yelling. A second unidentified man then rushes into the store and, in a case of apparent mistaken identity, violently pushed the first man that he encountered to the ground. The unidentified suspect then fled the scene. A 64 year old customer suffered injuries from the fall and was taken to hospital for treatment.
All other parties to this incident have been identified and spoken with during the course of the investigation into this incident. Police would like to identify the man who assaulted the customer.
The unidentified man is described as a Caucasian man in his 30’s, with a slender build, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a black or dark blue hoodie, dark pants, a blue and grey baseball cap that had sunglasses over the brim.
A photograph of the unidentified man is posted to the Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers webpage. Anyone who recognizes him is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Anyone with information on this, or any other crime, is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at
250-723-2424 or Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at:
• by phone: 1-800-222-8477(TIPS)
• online: www.solvecrime.ca
• by SMS: Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637)

February 26, 2020 incident