Security video shows Burnaby hit-and-run suspect in gas station
Published Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:44PM PDT
Last Updated Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:05PM PDT
Mounties in Burnaby have released security camera video of a driver sought in connection with a hit-and-run that injured an officer earlier this month.
The footage, captured from a gas station, shows the suspect walking into the store. He is then seen heading over the fridge before approaching the counter to pay.
The officer, who was on foot at the time of the July 4 incident, was trying to stop a driver who was allegedly using an electronic device behind the wheel at around 10 a.m. in the area of Parker Street and Willingdon Avenue.
"The driver failed to stop, hitting the officer and continued south on Willingdon Avenue," Cpl. Mike Kalanj told reporters Thursday.
The Mountie suffered a broken arm. She was released from hospital later that day.
The suspect vehicle, a grey 2007 Dodge Nitro SUV with licence plate number PK9 94H is also seen in the video.
"We've spoken to the registered owner and we've confirmed that they are not the driver of the vehicle," Kalanj said, but added that the car has not been reported stolen.
The suspect is described as a South Asian man with a heavy build, a shaved head and a tattoo on his left arm. He is about 5-9 and was wearing a white T-shirt and grey sweatpants at the time of the alleged hit-and-run.
Kalanj said the suspect will likely face charges that include using an electronic device while driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
"Our focus today is to get the public to look at this video that we have and please come forward with any information you have," he said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the RCMP at 604-646-9522 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
With files from CTV Vancouver's Breanna Karstens-Smith
Hit and Run Update: @BurnabyRCMP need your help in identifying a suspect in a hit and run that left a police officer with injuries. Today we are releasing video of the suspect and suspect vehicle. Full media release: https://t.co/5DUxbzZ47X Video: https://t.co/mFTebx3j6P— Burnaby RCMP (@BurnabyRCMP) July 12, 2018