VPD look to identify possible witness after mysterious Stanley Park assault

Feb 1 2017, 5:18 am

The VPD are looking for the public’s help in solving a case after police found a severely injured man in Staley Park last fall. 

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Just after 2 am on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, a passerby called police alerting them of an incident at the parking lot north of Brockton Oval.

It was there police found an 82-year-old Vancouver man behind the wheel of his 2011 grey Toyota Corolla, with the engine still revving. The man suffered from serious injuries and remains in hospital.

Investigators have released a video of a man spotted in the area at the time of the incident. Police have not been able to identify him and are asking for the public’s assistance.

The man in the video is walking with a limp towards the Seawall from the totem poles. He is wearing a light coloured coat, dark pants, and white shoes.

“It’s not clear what role, if any, he played in the assault,” says VPD spokesperson Constable Jason Doucette in a release. “We believe someone is going to recognize him from the video, and we need them to call us and help solve this mystery.”

Investigators would like to speak with anyone who was in Stanley Park during the early morning hours of November 16t, 2016, as well as anyone who may have seen the man in the video or who knows his identity. Please contact the Vancouver Police Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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