POLICE are circulating images of two North Vancouver bus riders they say attacked a fellow passenger last fall for his sweater.
The 25-year-old victim was on his way home from downtown at about 3: 30 a.m. Oct. 24, 2012, when the assault took place. As the man got off a bus near East Fifth Street and Lonsdale Avenue, the two strangers allegedly followed him off and jumped him without provocation. They beat the man, according to investigators, fractured his jaw and took off with his sweater. The victim was taken to hospital where he had to undergo corrective surgery.
"The assault was very aggressive," said Cpl. Richard De Jong, a spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP, in a release.
Both suspects are Caucasian men in their mid-20s, according to police. One is lean and athletic, six feet three inches tall with brown hair, brown facial hair, dark eyes and olive skin, they said. The other is described as thin, approximately six foot one with blond hair and white 00-gauge plug earrings.
Anyone who recognizes the men or who has other information about the incident is asked to contact the North Vancouver detachment at 604-985-1311.