Police investigating after man reportedly struck by hammer at grocery store

Apr 14 2020, 2:25 pm

Police are investigating after a man was allegedly struck with a hammer last week.

According to the Burnaby RCMP, the incident reportedly took place at a grocery store on the 7100 block of Kingsway last Friday.

“The victim told police that he was waiting in the line up at a grocery store and was struck in the back of the head with what he believes to have been a hammer,” the Burnaby RCMP tells Daily Hive in an email.

Police say that the suspect is described as a black male standing at 6’0″ tall, in his mid-20s, wearing black clothing, sunglasses, and a hat.

Few other details are available, although RCMP says that an investigation is underway and that they’ve spoken with witnesses.

The victim only suffered minor injuries and was treated by BC Emergency Health Services.

The suspect has yet to be located by police.