August 13, 2014 1:36 pm

Burnaby RCMP looking for man who stabbed woman in leg with needle

Burnaby RCMP are looking for a suspect after a woman was stabbed in the leg with a needle. Police say the woman was walking eastbound on the south side of Kingsway at McKay Avenue on the morning of August 8 when a man stood beside her and allegedly stabbed her leg with a needle.

Darrel Patton / Global News

Burnaby RCMP are looking for a suspect after a woman was stabbed in the leg with a needle.

Police say the woman was walking eastbound on the south side of Kingsway at McKay Avenue on the morning of August 8 when a man stood beside her and allegedly stabbed her leg with a needle.

The victim reported the incident to the Southwest Community Police Station. She was taken to hospital and later released.

Police are hoping the unique suspect description will help them find the culprit.

“While the nature of this incident is a significant concern for police, it is also highly unusual. As of today, we’ve had no other reported incidents ,” said investigative services officer Inspector Bob Page. “The suspect’s description stands out and we remain hopeful that someone will identify him. That’s why we are urging the public to share the suspect’s description with your families and friends.”

The suspect is described as:

  • dark-skinned male with dyed blonde short hair
  • approximately 35-years-old
  • 5’7” (169 cm)

He was described as wearing:

  • light blue tank top
  • dark jeans
  • carrying three shopping bags

If you know who this suspect is, please call the Burnaby RCMP detachment at 604-294-7922, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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