Police seek witnesses in Burnaby stranger assault that broke woman’s arm

Stranger assault breaks arm

Burnaby RCMP are looking for more witnesses in a stranger assault that broke a woman’s arm Monday.

Shortly before noon, a 29-year-old woman was walking westbound on the sidewalk along Edmonds Street just before Griffiths Drive, when a man jogging towards her stopped in front of her, according to a police news release.

“The man did not say anything to the victim but allegedly pushed her with both hands, causing her to fall to the ground,” stated the release.

The woman broke her arm in the fall, but the suspect continued jogging eastbound without stopping to help, according to police.

“Several witnesses have already spoken to police, but we would like anyone else who witnessed this incident or who may have seen the suspect before or after the incident to contact Burnaby RCMP,” Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Mike Kalanj said in the release. “In addition, we would like to urge the suspect to come forward and speak with police.”

During the incident, police say he was wearing a dark hoodie or jacket and grey sweatpants.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. Please quote file number 23-2653.

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