Witnesses sought in alleged February 2023 stranger assaults

Richmond

2024-05-09 10:43 PDT

File # 2023-4877

Richmond RCMP issuing video in attempt to identify a potential witness to an alleged stranger assault in February 2023.

On February 14, 2023 Richmond RCMP were flagged down in the 6400 block of Buswell Street for a possible medical emergency. It was later discovered the woman had been the victim of an alleged assault. Richmond RCMP subsequently received a second report from another woman who alleged she was assaulted at approximately the same time in the same area. The subsequent investigation determined the two alleged assaults were related.

Richmond RCMP Serious Crime Unit (SCU) identified and arrested a man who was initially charged, however, further information is required to advance this investigation.

Transcription

 

No audio.

00:00 0 00:01
The witness walks into the frame on the left side of the video. He is standing on the corner of Buswell Street and Cook Road.

00:01 – 00:24
A bright yellow circle appears around the witness to identify him. He pushes the button to activate the pedestrian walk signal at the intersection. He then stands waiting for the light to change. There are multiple cars driving by on the street.

00:25 – 00:27
The street light turns yellow and then red.

00:28
The witnesses walks across the street. There are other pedestrians crossing.

00:45
The witness walks out of frame. The video clip ends.

 

We have exhausted all internal avenues to identify this potential witness which is why we are releasing this video to the public, says Inspector Michael Cohee, Richmond RCMP Investigative Services Officer, To the person in this video, you may not even know it, but you may have valuable information that will help advance this investigation. We are asking you to come forward and speak with us.

Transcription

No audio.

00:01 to 00:28
Witness walks into frame on left side of the video. He is wearing a blue jacket and dark pants. A circular spotlight has been placed around him so that he is easy to identify. He is on the corner of Buswell Street and Cook Road.

He pushes the button to activate the pedestrian light at an intersection. He then stands waiting for the light to change. There are multiple cars driving past him.

00:25 - 00:27
The light changes

00:28
The witnesses walks across the street. There are other pedestrians crossing.

00:45
The witness walks out of frame. The video clip ends.

 

These alleged random assaults occurred on Buswell Street, between Cook Road and Saba Road, during the mid-morning hours of February 14th. Richmond RCMP is asking anyone who may have been in the area at that time or recognize the man in this video to contact Richmond RCMP.

Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2023-4877.

Released by

Cpl. Adriana O'Malley
Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189
Fax: 604-207-4716

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: richmond.rcmp.ca

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