93-year-old man suffers broken hip from unprovoked assault by stranger in Vancouver Chinatown

  • A 93-year-old man suffered a broken hip in an unprovoked attack in Vancouver’s Chinatown on Oct. 11.
  • The Vancouver Police Department has released surveillance footage of the incident.
  • Investigators have not yet identified the suspect.

Vancouver Police are searching for a suspect who broke a 93-year-old man’s hip in an unprovoked attack in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

The man was walking to a bakery on Main Street and East Pender when he was pushed to the ground by a stranger at around 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 11.

The victim, who has been a Chinatown resident for 30 years, was helped by several witnesses. He was taken to a hospital, where he was required to be hospitalized due to a broken hip.

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) released surveillance footage of the incident on Thursday. In the video, the 93-year-old can be seen falling to the ground while another man wearing a baseball cap walks away. 

Investigators have not yet identified the suspect. It is also unclear if the assault was racially motivated.

“Our officers have been canvassing the neighborhood since the assault, and we have now located video of the incident,” VPD Sergeant Steve Addison reportedly said in a media release. “We’re still working to find people who witnessed the assault, as well as those who stopped to help.”

Witnesses of the incident or anyone who has dashcam footage in the area is urged to contact the VPD’s major crime section at 604-717-2541.

 

Featured Image via Vancouver Police Department

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