Asian woman punched in head and stomach at UBC: RCMP

Mar 30 2021, 2:09 pm

Police are investigating after an Asian woman was allegedly assaulted at UBC Village this past weekend.

According to University RCMP, this incident happened shortly after 8 pm on March 27, while the woman took out the garbage at her place of employment in 5700 block of University Blvd.

Police said an unknown manĀ approached the woman, “used a racial term, and then punched her in the head and stomach before running in an unknown direction.”

The victim called 911 and was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. She has since been released.

The suspect in this file is described as male, medium build, tall, wearing a hoodie, sweat pants, runners and had on a dark face mask.

“This investigation is in the early stages, and we are not ruling [out] any motives, including that this crime had an element of bias or hate involved,” police said in a release.

Anyone with information is asked to call the University RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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