Police investigate second Lumby assault involving group of youths

Lumby RCMP

LUMBY - Police are dealing with a second situation where someone was surrounded and assaulted by young people in Lumby.

Cpl. Henry Proce says the most recent case happened March 16 when a patient at the Monashee Mews care home was confronted by several youths at the bus stop on Norris Road.

The youths began punching and kicking the man, Proce said in a media release. The assault was witnessed by a staff member from Monashee Mews.

“Fortunately the victim had no visible bruises or injuries however the motive remains unknown,” Proce says. “Neither the victim nor the witness knew the suspects who were described as older teens, one wearing a blue and the other a red jacket.”

The victim told police the perpetrators were in a four-door, older white car.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lumby RCMP at 250-547-2151 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

On Feb. 14, Lumby RCMP responded to a similar incident in which a man was beaten by five youths wearing hoodies.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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