Abbotsford Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in an assault on Pearl Avenue on Aug. 13. (Abbotsford Police Department image)

Abbotsford Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in an assault on Pearl Avenue on Aug. 13. (Abbotsford Police Department image)

Abbotsford Police release sketch of suspect in assault investigation

Suspect allegedly assaulted young person after confrontation about vandalism

Abbotsford Police are turning to the public to help them identify the suspect in an assault that took place in the summer.

According to police, a youth was assaulted by the unknown man following a confrontation on Aug. 13 at about 8:45 p.m. in the 34400 block of Pearl Avenue.

The man accused a group of young people of damaging a newspaper box in the area, and then assaulted one of them, police said.

The young person required overnight hospitalization for his injuries from the incident. Police have now released a composite sketch of the suspect.

He is described as 30-40 years old, and 5’ 9” to 5’ 10” with a muscular build. He had stubbled blonde and grey facial hair, along with short, balding grey and blonde hair. He was wearing a blue shirt, brown cargo pants and sandals.

Anyone with more information or who can identify the suspect male is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225.

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