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Asian woman punched in face at Vancouver bus stop in unprovoked 'stranger assault' (VIDEO)

Police are asking the public for help identifying the suspect
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VPD are working to identify the suspect in an unprovoked attack at a downtown Vancouver bus stop on April 12. Photos: Screenshots from surveillance video courtesy VPD

A young woman was the victim of an "unprovoked" attack in downtown Vancouver last month, and police have turned to the public to help identify the suspect.

The incident took place on the afternoon of April 12, according to Vancouver Police. 

The victim, described as a young Asian woman, was approached by the suspect, while at a bus stop near Granville and West Pender Streets.

The suspect punched the woman in the face, then fled on a transit bus.

There was no communication between the victim and suspect, according to authorities. 

“We are investigating this as a stranger assault and the motive is unknown,” says Sergeant Aaron, VPD. 

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-20s with a medium build. He was wearing a dark colored t-shirt with a distinctive deer emblem on the front. He was also wearing a grey, long-sleeve shirt underneath his t-shirt and a beanie style hat with grey and yellow stripes.

 Vancouver Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Police have provided surveillance footage of the attack: