On January 16th 2009 a 39 year old man was driving with his 11 year old daughter on York Street (near Beech Street) in St. Catharines. The victim encountered 4 youths on the roadway who approached his vehicle and opened the driver’s side door. They pulled the driver out of the vehicle and began to repeatedly punch and kick him. Although several people tried to assist they were held off as one suspect held out a knife. The suspects then fled north on York St. As a result of this vicious attack the victim sustained several deep lacerations to his face and head along with multiple contusions throughout his body. The victim was transported to the St. Catharines hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The 11 year old daughter was not injured and remained in the vehicle during the attack. The descriptions of two outstanding suspects are: 1) white male, approximately 18 years, wearing white sweatshirt, possibly armed with a knife. 2) white male, approximately 18 years, wearing long shorts. If you have any information, please contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at (905) 688-4111, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be sent via text messaging to TIP309, followed by the message @ CRIMES (274637)