At around 10 p.m. on March 23, a 64-year-old Burnaby man was walking along Euclid Avenue near Tyne Street when he was viciously attacked. The suspect ran off as two witnesses came to the victim’s aid and called 9-1-1. He was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Officers arrested a suspect later that evening. He has been released pending further investigation. Based on the information collected, detectives have established the suspect and victim were known to each other and there is no risk to the public.
“This assault occurred in a busy neighborhood where we would typically see many people walking and driving in the area,” says Constable Jason Doucette. “Anyone in the area around the time of the assault, especially with dash-cam footage, may unknowingly have information that is important to our investigation and we’d like to hear from them.”
Detectives would like to speak with anyone who has dash-cam video and was driving in the area bound by Tyne Street on the west and Aberdeen Street to the east, and Crowley Drive to the north and Euclid Avenue to the south, between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.
Anyone with information or video is asked to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.