Police search for two men following assault

Police are looking for two suspects after an apparently unprovoked attack in Chemainus on Tuesday, July 12.

Police are looking for two suspects after an apparently unprovoked attack in Chemainus on Tuesday, July 12.

The 45-year-old male victim was walking alone on Victoria Road around 5:30 p.m. when two men got out of their vehicle and began to verbally attack him. The situation turned physical shortly thereafter, and the victim sustained non-life-threatening facial and chest injuries from repeated blows.

The driver of the vehicle is described as white with a medium complexion, between 18 and 22 years old, around 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, with blond or dirty blond hair and a matching full bushy beard. He was wearing a black hat, possibly jeans, and a faded blue shirt.

The other suspect is described as white with a medium complexion, between 16 and 20 years old, around five-foot-five and 150 pounds, with a shaved head and face, possibly wearing a blue coat and carrying a small black bat.

The men were driving a black truck, possibly a Chevy Blazer from the late 1990s or early 2000s. The truck was dusty and had a loud muffler.

Anyone with information about the crime, suspects or vehicle should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).