Police seek information after stranger assault in Horseshoe Bay

Date:            2021-April-22
Contact:      Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy
Telephone:  604.925.7348
File #:          21-4131

West Vancouver – Investigators are looking for information that may help to identify the suspect in a stranger assault in Horseshoe Bay last weekend. 

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, at approximately 8:00pm, a 29-year-old woman from Vancouver was walking alone near the intersection of Nelson Ave and Bay St. 

She was approached by an unknown man who, without provocation, grabbed her from behind and pushed her to the ground. The woman was able to stand up and run away to safety. The suspect left in an unknown direction. 

The suspect is described as male, approximately 6’ tall, wearing a dark-coloured hoodie. 

The victim suffered cuts and scrapes and a broken tooth as a result of the assault. 

“This appears to have been a random assault, which we understand will be concerning to our community” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy. “Our investigators have been working diligently to identify the suspect in this incident, and to gather all available evidence.” “We are hoping that someone has information that might help move this case forward.” 

Additionally, police believe that a man who was captured on CCTV footage in the area close to the time of the assault, may have witnessed the incident. They are hoping to speak with this individual. 

If anyone has information, they are asked to contact the West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300 re: file #21-4131. If they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit 




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