Burnaby RCMP search for suspect after stabbing in Metrotown area


2023-02-21 12:57 PST

File # 2023-6027

On Monday, February 20, just after 5:30 p.m., Burnaby RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of an assault with a weapon in the Metrotown area.

The victim, a 15-year-old male youth, ran into a business in the 4500-block of Central Boulevard and told staff that he had been stabbed by an unknown male.

Attending officers secured the scene and conducted patrols for the suspect. Police were alerted to a group of youths in the area that matched the description of the suspect and his associates.

Three youths were detained based on this description. It was later determined that the youths were not the suspects and they were released with no charges.

The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

The investigation is ongoing as officers attempt to identify the suspect, who remains outstanding.

The suspect is described as male, wearing a black puffy jacket with a white hoodie underneath, white pants, white shoes and a black man purse.

The motive of the incident is still under investigation, said Cpl Laura Hirst with the Burnaby RCMP. If you have any information that could assist in identifying this suspect, please contact our investigators.

Police are asking anyone with information to please call Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 and quote file number 2023-6027. If they want to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Released by

Cpl. Laura Hirst

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