Cranbrook RCMP seeking help identifying man involved in assault

The Cranbrook RCMP is currently requesting assistance in identifying an individual associated to an assault behind the Tamarack Centre.

On January 13, 2021, at approximately 7 p.m. members received a call advising that a person had been assaulted behind the Tamarack Centre near the Canadian Tire. The caller advised he was on foot when he noted a vehicle travelling close by which nearly struck him.

He advised he continued on his way but the vehicle returned. The male passenger jumped out of the vehicle and punched him in the head several times. The caller was then pushed to the ground where he injured his knee. He attended the local hospital where he was assessed for his injuries.

The suspect male is described as being in his mid 30s to early 40s, 6’0” tall and heavier in stature. The vehicle is described as an older model Hyundai Santa Fe, grey or brown in colour.”

“We are hoping someone recognizes the vehicle and the description of the suspect so we can move forward with our investigation,” Constable Katie Forgeron said.

Cranbrook Detachment is asking anyone who might have information to contact them at (250) 489-3471 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).