Calgary, AB,
17
February
2020
|
23:15
America/Denver

Police investigating random assault in Fish Creek Park

Calgary Police Service officers are investigating an assault that occurred on the weekend in Fish Creek Park. Investigators believe this assault was random; however at this time do not believe it to be connected to another random attack that happened the same day.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, between 10:15 a.m., and 10:40 a.m., a man in his 50s was walking on a path in Fish Creek Park, which was located east of MacLeod Trail S.E., and on the south bank of the creek, south of Canyon Meadows Drive S.E. As he was walking, the man was struck from behind by an unknown male.

The suspect fled the scene after taking personal items belonging to the victim. The victim was taken to hospital in serious condition.

The suspect is described as male, 40 to 50 years old, with brown skin, black hair and a medium build. He was wearing a black top with white dots and black pants.

“The random nature of the two incidents that occurred this weekend is extremely concerning to us,” says Staff Sergeant Jeff MacQueen of the CPS General Investigations Unit. “At this time, there is no information to believe the incidents are related, however we continue to ask the public to come forward with information.”

Officers have spoken to several witnesses and reviewed CCTV from the area, however are still seeking assistance from the public. Residents in the area who have CCTV are asked to check their recordings for anything suspicious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: P3 Tips

Case # 20067212/4916