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Burnaby pedestrian punched by passenger of SUV that nearly hit him: police

Burnaby RCMP are looking for dashcam video of a Honda CRV in connection with an alleged assault on a pedestrian near Hastings Street and Rosser Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Do you have dashcam video of a young man punching a pedestrian in the Burnaby Heights neighbourhood Wednesday afternoon? Burnaby RCMP would like to see it.

Witnesses told police a man was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk near Hastings Street and Rosser Avenue at about 1:06 p.m., when he was nearly hit by a white SUV, according to an RCMP news release.

Police said a male suspect, believed to be between 17 and 20 years old, then allegedly got out of the passenger side of the SUV and punched the pedestrian multiple times, leaving him with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was not known to the victim, according to police.

The vehicle, described as a white, newer model Honda CRV, then reportedly fled the area, heading northbound on Rosser Avenue, according to the release.

Police believe the SUV was being driven by a blonde woman between 45 and 50 years old, wearing a black puffy jacket.

"Burnaby RCMP investigators have spoken with witnesses and obtained surveillance footage of the suspect vehicle; however, they are still looking to obtain a license plate," Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj said in the release. "We would like people to look at the image of the vehicle we are sharing and to contact police if they have any information or dashcam video that may assist in this investigation."

Anyone with dashcam footage captured in the area of Hastings Street and Rosser Avenue between 12:50 and 1:15 p.m. is asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. Quote file number 24-7716.

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