Witnesses sought in Victoria bike-lock assault

UPDATE: On Tuesday, June 30, Victoria police said the person of interest in this case had been identified.

Police in Victoria are trying to identify a man they say struck someone with a bicycle lock during an altercation downtown.

Investigators say shortly after 3:30 p.m. on June 5, patrol officers received a complaint about an assault with a weapon in the 900-block of Fort Street.

The victim was left with non-life-threatening injuries after confronting the cyclist for allegedly not stopping at a stop sign.

Police say there was a verbal confrontation and the cyclist struck the victim with the lock.

Investigators are now looking for a white man they describe as approximately 20 years old, standing six feet tall with a slim build. The man has short brown hair and was wearing a charcoal T-shirt with a tree symbol and dark pants.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call 250-995-7654, Ext: 1, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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