Burnaby RCMP investigating assault in Central Park

Burnaby, Public Alert

2024-06-13 13:31 PDT

File # 2024-19523

On June 12, 2024, Burnaby RCMP received a report of an assault with a weapon that occurred in Central Park earlier in the day.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the 55-year-old victim was walking on a trail in Central Park in an area between the pool and the gazebo when he was assaulted by an unknown suspect who told the victim to leave the area. The suspect then assaulted the victim with a large wooden stick.

The suspect is described as a 20-year-old Indigenous man with short hair, wearing a white shirt with black printed letters on it and dark pants.

The victim remains in the hospital with significant injuries to his head and arm.

Burnaby RCMP’s Investigative Support Team has assumed conduct of the investigation.

We have been conducting enhanced foot and bike patrols in the park and the area since the incident occurred, so park users may notice an increased police presence in the area, said Cpl Mike Kalanj with Burnaby RCMP. Although there have not been any recent similar reports in the area, we want the public to be aware of the assault and ask that they are vigilant and report anything suspicious to police as we continue to investigate and search for the suspect.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. Please quote file 2024-19523.

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Burnaby RCMP
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9900

Email: burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
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