Police searching for victims after alleged random assaults in Downtown Vancouver

Jun 6 2019, 10:16 pm

Police are reaching out to the public after an alleged string of random assaults that took place last week.

Police say at least five people were victims of an unprovoked assault, but believe more people were involved.

The incident reportedly took place on Tuesday, May 28, just before 8:30 pm. Officers say they responded to several reports of a man randomly punching people near the SeaBus terminal at Waterfront station in Vancouver.

Fortunately, thanks to several good Samaritans, police report they were able to locate 32-year-old Stuart Schneider and arrest him.

Schneider remains in custody and has been charged with three counts of assault, one count of assault causing bodily harm, and one count of robbery.

At this point in time, police believe that the assaults were all unprovoked and random.

According to a police statement, a 37-year-old Burnaby man was taken to the hospital for an assessment after the assault. Four other victims were treated on scene for minor injuries.

Anyone who may have information about these assaults or anyone who may have been a victim is asked to contact the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541.

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