Do you know this person?
2021-05-13 06:29 PDT
File # 2021-11759
May 17, 2021
The suspect's photo has been removed - PERSON IDENTIFIED.
Thank you to the public and media for your assistance.
The investigation continues.
Police asking for public’s help to identify suspect after hate incident at restaurant drive-thru May 1st.
The suspect was reportedly standing near a restaurant drive-thru window when he approached a family in a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and began yelling at them. When a bystander intervened to tell the suspect to leave, the suspect began hurling anti-Asian slurs at him.
Investigators only learned of the incident two days later, after video began circulating on social media. As a result, police were unable to locate the man, identify him, and speak to him immediately.
Richmond RCMP is committed to giving hate crimes, and other hate incidents where hateful language is used, our fullest attention and oversight, said Corporal Ian Henderson of the Richmond RCMP.
But to do a fulsome investigation, we need people to report these incidents immediately.
Cpl. Henderson said that the time delay in reporting this matter, and providing the video evidence to police, has caused some delay in the progress of this investigation.
We need people to call us immediately, before posting video of hate crimes or hate incidents on line. In order to conduct a fulsome investigation, we need the best evidence available, which means we need the raw, unaltered video, and we need it quickly so we can identify and locate the suspect quickly, explains Henderson.
The suspect is described as:
- 5 ft 6 inches tall;
- heavy build; with
- short grey hair; and
- a partial beard.
He was wearing a grey, long sleeved shirt, blue jeans and black rimmed glasses at the time of this incident.
If know the identity of this suspect, if you witnessed this incident, or if you also have photos or video of this incident, please contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212, quoting file number 21-11759.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca
Cpl. Ian HendersonMedia Relations Officer
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
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