Suspect Wanted in Assault

  • Community   Thursday, March 16, 2023   

The Stratford Police Service is looking for assistance with identifying a suspect responsible for an assault that occurred on Friday, March 10th, 2023 outside of the Stratford Variety, located at 542 Downie Street, in the City of Stratford.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on March 10th the Stratford Police Service was called to assist Perth County Paramedics after a male was found lying in the parking lot with injuries to his head.

Police identified the injured male as the owner of Stratford Variety. The victim was transported to hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Video surveillance of the incident showed that the victim had approached an unknown male whom he found urinating in the parking lot. The victim and the unknown male became involved in an argument, which escalated to the unknown male assaulting the victim before fleeing the area in his vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’2”, average build, black facial hair with trimmed beard and mustache, wearing a black Ralph Lauren hooded vest, black long sleeve shirt underneath, black ballcap, black sweatpants, and black shoes.

The suspect was last seen driving east on Brydges Street from the parking lot in a 2-door Black Honda Accord with tinted windows and custom gold rims.Images of the suspect and his vehicle have been included with this release.

The Stratford Police is asking for anyone with information regarding this suspect to please contact them at 519-271-4141, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.