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