VicPD issues warning after woman was randomly attacked from behind in James Bay

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VicPD issued a warning after a woman was attacked from behind in James Bay last weekend.

The incident happened in the 400 block of Simcoe Street around 10 p.m. Saturday night.

Police said the woman, who was walking her dog at the time of the attack, suffered head and facial injuries.

Police say a man approached the woman from behind, pushing her into the corner of a building.

The force of the push caused the woman to hit the wall of the building face down, causing lacerations and additional head injuries.

As the woman lay on the ground, the suspect searched her pockets, before fleeing.

The man didn’t steal anything from the victim.

The suspect in the incident is described as a Caucasian male in his 50s, 6ft tall with a slim build. He had gray hair and wore a blue or green jacket.

The woman reported the incident to police on Tuesday during her visit to the hospital as she began to experience additional symptoms from the head injury caused by the attack.

His injuries are considered not life-threatening, but continue to affect his well-being.

VicPD officers continue to investigate the incident and search the area for surveillance video.

If you have any information about this incident, have video of the 400 Block Simcoe Street area from this time period, or recognize the suspect’s description, call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

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