The suspect grabbed the victim by the hair, removing a "significant amount of hair from her scalp"
Metro Vancouver Transit Police is searching for a man who violently attacked a woman who defended two Asians.
On 15 April, the man spewed racist hate towards the two Asian women on a public bus.
“Go back to your own country,” he said. “Thats where [Coronavirus] all began.
A woman sitting opposite the man told him to leave the pair alone.
The man then engaged in a heated argument with the woman before allegedly kicking her in the leg.
When the victim tried to defend herself, the man grabbed her by the hair, pulling out a “significant amount of hair from her scalp.”
He then punched the victim multiple times in the head before pushing her to the floor.
Pinned to the ground, the victim managed to fight back, getting the suspect off from her.
The suspect then fled and was last seen in the area of Commercial Drive and East Hastings.
Police described the suspect as “a Caucasian male, 45 to 55 years old, approximately 5-foot-6, weighing 180 pounds with stocky build.”
“He was wearing a red baseball hat with the letter V marked in the centre, a blue t-shirt, light gray sweatpants and blue shoes. He was carrying a dark grey jacket, with a grey backpack.”
Commenting on the incident, the police condemned racist attacks.
“All passengers have the right to feel safe and protected while using public transit. There’s
absolutely no place for racism or violence on our transit system,” the police said in a statement.
Those who can provide any information on the matter are urged to contact the Metro Vancouver Transit Police tip line at 604-516-7419 or simply text 87-77-77.
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