Restaurant patio assault prompts search for suspect in St. Catharines
Published August 24, 2023 at 2:58 pm
Police are continuing to work toward identifying a man they suspect of involvement in an assault on a restaurant patio.
The assault took place at a restaurant on St. Paul’s St. between Garden Park and James St. on Aug. 2. There are several restaurants on that stretch of road but police did not specify which one. According to Niagara Regional Police both the suspect and the victim were sitting at the same table and got into a “minor” verbal disagreement.
At this point, they allege the suspect got up from the table, walked to the victim and started to repeatedly punch the older man in the face. The victim then fell to the ground. He sustained serious injuries in the attack.
Investigators describe the suspect as a white male, roughly 35 to 40 years old. He is short with a slim build and short blonde hair with possibly a moustache. He was last seen wearing a large long-sleeved black t-shirt with a logo on the front, blue jeans, and white Adidas sneakers.
Police have been unable to identify the suspect in the weeks since the attack. On Aug. 24, they put out another appeal describing three people who may have seen it.
The first is a 20 to 30-year-old white woman with blonde hair. She stands roughly 5-foot-6. She was wearing a yellow tank top, blue jean cut-off shorts, dark high-top Converse Chuck Taylor shoes, carrying a multi-coloured backpack and pushing a black three-wheeled stroller.
The second is a 20 to 30-year-old white woman with black or brown hair, standing about 5-foot-six with a slender build. She was wearing glasses, a white T-shirt, black shorts and carrying a black purse
Finally, the third is a 20 to 30-year-old white man with dark hair standing 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1 tall with a slender build. He was wearing sunglasses, a burgundy baseball hat with a white logo, a t-shirt with the words “I Like Older Women,” black shorts and white shoes with black socks.
Anyone who can identify the suspect or the witnesses and call police at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009450 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
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