Vancouver police are asking witnesses to come forward after an alleged assault in the downtown area eight days ago.
Police say that just after 3 p.m. on May 7, a 28-year-old Vancouver woman was sitting at a bus stop on the north side of Davie Street at Granville Street when a man allegedly struck her in the head with a bag containing plastic bottles.
She wasn’t hurt, police say, and a bystander pointed out the suspect to responding officers, who arrested a 35-year-old man within minutes.
Const. Tania Visintin says investigators think there was a large crowd in the area at the time of the alleged assault, and they are asking those witnesses to contact them.
A charge of assault with a weapon has been approved by Crown counsel.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Vancouver police investigators at 604-717-2541or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.