Police ask for help in identifying alleged male suspect after “unprovoked assault”

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The Surrey RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying an alleged male suspect.

In a press release, Corporal Scotty Schumann says “Shortly before noon on November 16th, Surrey RCMP was called to the 13700 block of 72nd Avenue after an assault occurred. An 18 year-old boy, who is a recent immigrant from Syria, was elbowed in the face by the alleged suspect for no apparent reason. Thankfully the victim only received minor injuries.”

The Surrey RCMP General Duty officers are leading this investigation and anyone with more information is being asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Schumann says “A simple assault can have a profound impact on a new person to the country. At a recent Surrey RCMP Diversity Unit event for refugees and immigrants, Sergeant Ray Stanford reached out to the family of the victim to offer support and updates.”