RNC Seeking Witnesses in Assault

Back in the early morning hours of December 29, the RNC responded to a report of an assault in the area of Gower Street near the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's.

A female who was walking in the area reported that she was knocked down by a male who rushed toward her from the area of the church.

The suspect is described as in his 50’s; overweight with a ‘gut’ an average height. The complainant said the man had ‘shoulder-length patchy grey hair and bad teeth.’ At the time of the assault the man was said to have been wearing jeans and a blue/grey parka and winter boots.

The woman managed to get away from the man and was not injured.

Anyone who has information that would assist in identifying the man responsible for this assault or anyone who may have any have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.