Vicious attack on homeless man in Yaletown captured on video

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Video shows beating of homeless man in Vancouver
Vancouver police are looking for the suspect in the brutal beating of a homeless man that was caught on camera. Kamil Karamali reports – Aug 25, 2021

WARNING: This story contains details some readers could find disturbing.

Vancouver police have released video of what it calls a “violent and unprovoked” attack on a homeless man in Yaletown last month.

Video captured on July 26 at around 1 a.m. on Hamilton Street shows a man passing by a group of young men when someone in the group swats him in the head and kicks him.

The suspect then chases the man down the street, pushes him to the ground, and kicks the defenceless victim multiple times.

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Vancouver police investigate unprovoked attack on homeless man

The suspect then walks away in the company of other men.

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Police say the suspect is believed to be in his 20s, may wear glasses, and has an “above-average build and a medium skin tone.”

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Vancouver police at 604-717-4022.

“This must have been terrifying for the victim, who is already vulnerable and did not deserve to be treated this way,” Sgt. Steve Addison said.

“We owe it to him to solve this crime and we’re asking anyone with information to give us a call.”

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