Police seek pink shirt-wearing man in alleged anti-bullying day robbery

Police are looking for this man who is accused of assaulting and robbing an elderly man aboard the SkyTrain on anti-bullying day. Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Metro Vancouver Transit Police are looking for a suspect they say violently robbed an elderly man on the transit system.

Police say the man was wearing a pink shirt, the anti-bullying symbol, during the alleged incident which took place on Pink Shirt Day or anti-bullying day, Feb. 26.

According to police, the victim boarded a SkyTrain at Granville Station just before 10 a.m.

The suspect boarded the train and ignited an aerosol can, creating a small blowtorch, according to police.

Investigators allege the suspect demanded money from the elderly man then reached into the man’s pocket and took $5 before punching the victim in the face repeatedly.

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The assault left the victim with broken glasses and facial abrasions, police said.

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The suspect was last seen leaving the train at Main Street-Science World Station.

The suspect is described as having a medium build, a shaved head and dark stubble.

He was wearing a blue LA Dodgers baseball hat, a dark brown waist-length coat, a grey hoodie and a pink T-shirt.

He was carrying a black backpack with an orange, black and white logo and appeared to be wearing diamond-studded earrings in both ears,” police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Vancouver Transit Police.


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