The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is asking for the public's help to identify two men involved in a hate-motivated assault and mischief at a shopping plaza on Bank Street near Albion Road, in South Keys.
Police say two men approached the victim’s vehicle, around 8 p.m. on November 10, and started yelling racial slurs at the occupants, kicking the vehicle, and throwing objects at it.
When the driver got out to try to stop the mischief, he was punched in the face by one of the two men.
The first suspect is described as:
- Mid-to-late 20s
- Approximately 6' 2'' (188 cm)
- 200 lbs (91 kg)
- Heavy build
- Messy, dirty blonde hair and beard
- Was wearing a dark jacket with reflective yellow/silver safety striping on the front and back, black pants and brown construction boots with black toe cap
- Left the scene riding a dark blue BMX-style bicycle
The second suspect is described as:
- Approximately 5' 5'' (165 cm)
- 150 lbs (68 kg)
No photos are available for the second suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police East Criminal Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 3566.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.