New Westminster – On April 10th at approximately 11:00 pm New Westminster Police Department Officers responded to the Columbia SkyTrain Station for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival patrol officers located the victim, who was provided with first aid and was transported to hospital. The New Westminster Police Major Crime Unit was deployed and Detectives have been actively gathering evidence and speaking to witnesses.
Police learned that an altercation took place between two groups inside the SkyTrain station resulting in the victim being stabbed. Three suspects then fled the SkyTrain station onto Columbia Street. The victim and suspects are not known to each other.
The suspects are described as follows:
Male Suspect #1 – Olive complexion, Thin moustache, approximately 18-20 years old, and wearing a black shoulder bag, black colored beanie, grey hoody, burgundy colored jacket, blue jeans, and black shoes.
Male Suspect #2 – Olive complexion, Short dark hair, wearing dark jeans, black hoody with a large white logo on the front, man purse, and dark boots.
Female Suspect – Medium skin tone, approximately 16-18 years old, wearing a black hoody with white writing on the front, a black jacket, black pants and white running shoes.
“The investigation is in the early stages, and we would like to ask anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact police.” stated Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “This type of violence occurring in a public place is concerning, and our Detectives are working diligently to bring the persons responsible to justice”.
The New Westminster Police Department asks anyone who witnessed the incident to please call the Major Crime Unit at 604-529-2430 or send an email to email@example.com and reference file number 23-5589.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Andrew Leaver