Man injured in ‘unprovoked and random’ punching spree in Vancouver

Burnaby NOW


Vancouver Police are investigating a series of “unprovoked and random” assaults near Waterfront Station last week that landed a 37-year-old Burnaby man in hospital.

Just before 8:30 p.m. on May 28, Vancouver police responded to several reports of a man randomly punching people near the SeaBus terminal in downtown Vancouver.

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At least five people were assaulted by the man, according to Vancouver police.

A Burnaby man was transported to hospital for assessment, police said, while four other victims were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

With help from several good Samaritans, VPD officers located the suspect a short distance away and arrested him, according to a police press release.

Stuart Schneider, a 32-year-old Vancouver resident, has now been charged with three counts of assault, one count of assault causing bodily harm and one count of robbery.

He remains in custody, according to police.

Vancouver police believe the assaults were all unprovoked and random and that there may be other victims out there who have not yet contacted police.

Anyone with information about the assaults is asked to call the VPD’s major crime section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.