Victoria police arrested a suspect Thursday morning after a man was hit on the head with a hammer in an unprovoked, random attack.
Police responded to call from the 900-block of Pandora Avenue about 9:30 a.m. about a man being attacked from behind and struck in the head. The victim was hospitalized with a significant but non-life-threatening head injury.
Officers discovered that the incident had been captured on video before locating a suspect a short distance away.
The suspect was taken to police cells before being released with a future court date. He was released under conditions that he won’t contact the victim or be in the 900-block of Pandora.
Police continue to investigate. Call 250-995-7654, extension 1 with any information or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).