Man assaulted, beaten by pair on Old Victoria Rd. in Chemainus

RCMP asking public for information to help identify attackers in July 12 incident

RCMP are looking for two men who attacked a 45 year old man, who was walking along Old Victoria Road in Chemainus Tuesday, July 12.

The lone male was approached at about 5:30 p.m. by the younger men, who drove up in an older black vehicle, possibly a Chevy Blazer, in the 10000 block of Old Victoria Road.

They got out of the vehicle and ‘verbally attacked’ the victim, said Cpl. Krista Hobday, North Cowichan/Duncan media relations officer.

“Within moments the verbal attack turned physical, resulting in facial and chest injuries due to repeated blows from the attackers.”

The victim’s injuries are ‘non life threatening,’ the report says.

RCMP are looking for two Caucasian males. The driver was of ‘medium complexion,’ 18 to 22 years old, 178 cm (5’10”) tall, and weighing approximately 91 kg (200 lbs). He had dirty-blond hair, a ‘full bushy beard,’ and was wearing a black hat, possibly jeans and a faded blue shirt.

The passenger was 16 to 20 years old, 165 cm (5’5”) and weighing approximately 68 kg (150 lbs). He was clean shaven, and possibly wearing a blue coat, He was in possession of a small black bat.

The vehicle was a late ‘90s to early 2000 black truck, possibly a Chevy Blazer, dusty and with a loud muffler.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are requesting anyone with information regarding the identity of the two men, or the license plate number or location of the vehicle, to call 250-748-5522 or alternately Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest you could be eligible for a cash award.