Coquitlam RCMP request public assistance in serious road rage incident
2021-12-02 10:47 PST
File # 2021-32717
Coquitlam RCMP is asking for your help to identify the suspect of a serious road rage incident that resulted in pepper spray being deployed into a vehicle with multiple occupants, including a 4-year-old child.
The incident occurred on Friday, November 26, 2021, at approximately 4:45 p.m., at the intersection of Brunette Avenue and King Edward Street, in Coquitlam.
During the unprovoked attack, the suspect vehicle followed the victim’s vehicle from Austin Avenue and Marmont Street, to Brunette Avenue and King Edward Street. The suspect then deployed pepper spray into the victim’s vehicle before fleeing west bound on Brunette Avenue.
Frontline officers responded to the area however did not locate the suspect vehicle.
BC Ambulance Service attended for the vehicle passengers who required decontamination. No further injuries were reported.
Police are looking for white newer model Honda Accord, or similar, 4 door, with damage to the passenger side rear end damage. No license plate number was obtained.
The suspect is described as:
- South Asian male;
- 20 to 30 years of age;
- Thin build;
- Some facial hair;
- Wearing a baseball hat and black jacket.
"This type of unchecked aggression and complete disregard for the safety and well being of others has no place on our roads," says Cpl. Paige Kuz, Media Relations Officer. "Thankfully, no one suffered serious physical injuries, however, the impact of such a brazen act of violence can have long lasting effects on one’s own perception of safety. We all deserve to feel safe in our community; there is absolutely no excuse for road rage."
As Coquitlam RCMP continues to investigate, police are reaching out to witnesses and motorists travelling on in the area of Austin Avenue and Marmont Street to Brunette Avenue and King Edward Street on November 26, 2021, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.. Anyone who may have witnessed the stopped vehicles or obtained dash camera video to contact the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency line at 604-945-1550. If you wish to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to their website at www.solvecrime.ca.
Cpl. Paige KuzMedia Relations Officer
coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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