CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Hamilton Police look to identify suspects in East Mountain assault

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Published February 16, 2021 at 11:51 am

Hamilton Police are appealing to the public in the hopes of identifying three suspects involved in an assault where an autistic man was sprayed with a ‘substance similar to bear spray’ earlier this month.

Police said in a press release that on Thursday, February 4, 2021, shortly before 12:00 p.m., they were called to the shopping plaza located at Upper Gage Avenue and Lincoln Alexander Parkway for an assault.

Police say a man was attacked from behind by three men while a fourth person remained in a nearby vehicle.

One of the suspects sprayed the victim with a substance similar to bear spray.

After the assault, all three suspects fled to the nearby vehicle which then sped away from the scene.

The victim received treatment for minor injuries, including the irritant that was sprayed.

The vehicle involved is a four-door black Ford Fusion, approximately 2010, with winter tires on the front and regular tires on the rear.

Detectives are appealing to the public, in the identification of the three suspects.

Suspect 1 is described as:

Male, white
16-25 years-of-age
Black coat with red inside the hood
Black toque
Black running shoes

Suspect 2 is described as:
Male, white
16-25 years-of-age
Grey hoodie
Black Pants
Black and white running shoes

Suspect 3, who is believed to have sprayed the victim with the irritant, is described as:
Male, white
16-25 years-of-age
Black puffy coat
Black baseball cap
Baggy grey track pants
Black and white running shoes
Wearing a backpack on his front

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tim Knapp at 905-546-2389 or Detective Sergeant Marco Delconte at 905-546-3851.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online.

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