Teen arrested in connection with security guard assault

A 16-year-old is facing one count of aggravated assault in the beating of 64-year-old Hoshiar Singh Bajwa.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with an assault on a security guard in October.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the vicious beating of a 64-year-old security guard in October.

Hoshiar Singh Bajwa, a Surrey resident, was patrolling a construction site just south of Pitt River middle school in Port Coquitlam on Sunday, Oct. 14 when he was assaulted by a group of unknown men at about 3:30 a.m.

Bajwa sustained head injuries and needed more than 50 stitches after the beating.

Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Jamie Chung said at the time that investigators were searching the area for any surveillance footage and that it didn’t appear anything was stolen from the construction site.

About two weeks later police released photos of two jackets they believed were associated with the assault. One was a green camouflage hoodie sweatshirt with an orange logo and the other was a black zippered Adidas jacket with red and white stripes up the arms.

Police are still examining the evidence and are urging anyone with information to come forward. “No matter how trivial you think it is… it could be just the bit of information we need to bring those responsible to justice.”

The 16-year-old has been charged with one count of aggravated assault. He can’t be named due to provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone with information is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2012-28845 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.solvecrime.ca.

 

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