Video shows suspect in hit-and-run that left Burnaby Mountie with broken arm

With files from Bob Kronbauer

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Burnaby RCMP are looking for this man in relation to a hit-and-run at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Parker Street on July 4 that left a Mountie with a broken arm.
Photograph By RCMP

Burnaby RCMP have released video footage of the suspect in a hit-and-run that sent a local Mountie to hospital with a broken arm last week.

On July 4, the officer, on foot, had attempted to stop a grey Dodge Nitro SUV at about 10 a.m. at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Parker Street because the driver appeared to be using an electronic device behind the wheel, according to police.

The officer signalled for the driver to pull over, police said, but the man ignored her and took off southbound on Willingdon instead – hitting the Mountie in the process.

The officer was sent to hospital with a broken arm.

Security video released by the RCMP Thursday shows the suspect walking from the suspect vehicle into the store. Inside, he is shown walking to a fridge and going to the counter to pay.

He is described as a South Asian man with a heavy build, a shaved head and a tattoo on his left arm.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and grey sweatpants.

Police have also provided a B.C. licence plate number (PK994H) associated with the Nitro.

Burnaby RCMP tell us that the suspect is not the registered owner of the vehicle, and that it hasn’t been reported as stolen. They’ve spoken to the owner and the conversation with them is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the suspect or Dodge Nitro is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.

To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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