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Police seek female suspect in Surrey bus driver assault

DH Vancouver Staff Mar 18, 2016 3:09 pm

Police in Surrey are looking for a woman who allegedly assaulted a public transit bus driver in the Guildford Town Centre area.

According to a news release from Surrey RCMP, the incident occurred earlier this year on the evening of Saturday, January 30 at the Guildford Bus Exchange. A woman punched the bus driver in the face after she was told not to bring her two-wheeled scooter on board the bus.

The suspect fled the scene and was not located by police, who were dispatched to the location of the bus at 6:25 p.m. The bus driver incurred minor injuries from the assault.

Police have described the suspect as a Caucasian female, approximately 40 years old, with ear-length or shoulder-length curly black hair, and a small build. At the time of the incident, she was wearing a purple puffy jacket and drove a blue scooter with cream coloured wheels. The woman’s face was captured by the CCTV systems.

“No one should have to endure this kind of treatment in the workplace,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann in a statement. “We’re hopeful that someone will recognize the suspect so police can move forward with the investigation.”

Anyone with information that could assist investigators is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.

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