Suspects sought in an assault on a vulnerable person in downtown Calgary

The incident is being investigated as a hate crime, Calgary police said

Calgary police are looking for two suspects in what they're calling a hate-motivated attack on a vulnerable Calgarian. COURTESY CPS

Calgary police are searching for two people believed to be in their 20s, in connection with the late March assault of a vulnerable Calgarian.

Calgary police were called to the 600 block of Centre Street at around 11 p.m. on March 29. They were called to the report of an assault.

When officers arrived, they found a man that had injuries to the ribs and face. According to police, the victim said he was thrown to the ground by two people and then kicked repeatedly. 

Security staff at a nearby building called police. Calgary police believe this was an unprovoked attack.

They’re continuing to look for the suspects. Both are believed to be in their 20s. One suspect wearing a black long sleeve ‘Crooks and Castle’ shirt, blue jeans and Nike high top sneakers. The other was wearing gold or light brown Levi’s hoodie, a black jacket, black jeans and white sneakers.

“Violence against vulnerable members of our city will not be tolerated,” said Staff Sgt. Jeff MacQueen of the Community Support Unit.

“We are investigating this callous assault as a hate crime as we believe the victim was targeted due to his socioeconomic standing. Every Calgarian has the right to feel safe in our city and we are asking anyone who has information to come forward.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234.

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