VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Vancouver police have released video of an assault at a 7-Eleven from over a month ago in the hopes that someone out there might recognize the suspect.
The video — taken from the location near Alma Street and West 10th Avenue on Dec. 17th — shows a young man with a small dog being confronted by a manager for not wearing a mask inside the store, as is mandated by a provincial health order.
“A witness told police that the staff member and suspect were involved in physical altercation after the suspect was told to take his dog out of the store and put on a mask,” VPD Cst. Tania Visintin explains.
The man is seen picking up his dog before he reportedly starts yelling profanities at the manager. He then appears to spit on the manager. The video shows the manager retreating from the suspect before a scuffle ensues.
The suspect, still carrying the dog, is then seen leaving the 7-Eleven.
Police say the store manager suffered a cut to his head.
“Investigators have exhausted all leads to locate the suspect and are now turning to the public for help,” says Visintin.
Anyone with information about this incident or who recognizes the man police are looking for is asked to contact the VPD at 604.717.4034.
The suspect is described as being in his 20s and having dark skin. He is about 5’10” tall with a medium build. He has dark, short hair and was wearing black Kapa shorts, a black t-shirt, a light-coloured, hooded sweater, and black running shoes at the time of the incident.