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iN VIDEO: RCMP searching for woman who pushed over 84-year-old senior

Image Credit: Burnaby RCMP
May 30, 2020 - 3:31 PM

The Burnaby RCMP is looking to identify a woman who was captured on video pushing over an 84-year-old senior last month.

The incident occurred on April 3. The woman can be seen approaching the senior and tipping her over as she walked on Central Boulevard near Metrotown Skytrain Station in Burnaby, according to an RCMP news release.

The senior was not seriously injured, however, the woman’s face is not clear in the video and RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

The woman is described as possibly Asian, wearing a face mask with dark brown hair. She was wearing black tights, a long puffy jacket with light shoes and carried a beige purse, according to the RCMP.

“At this time, police do not have any information to indicate that the Asian victim was targeted based on her ethnicity however based off of what we are currently observing taking place in neighbouring municipalities it is an active investigative avenue,” said Cpl. Michael Kalanj, media relations officer with the Burnaby RCMP, in the news release.

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“In accordance with the RCMP’s bias-free policing policy, police do not collect race or ethnicity data related to specific offence types for statistical purposes. However, in recent weeks police have noted some concerning incidents in which members of the Asian community in our City have been targeted. Burnaby RCMP has responded to calls for service in relation to victims who were subjected to racial slurs and others where a business had racist graffiti sprayed in and around their premises.”

If you have any information that would assist investigators, contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers at 1800-222-TIPS or report a tip online.


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