On December 2, 2021 a Richmond RCMP frontline officer was attempting to arrest a man for an alleged theft when the man allegedly assaulted the officer.

During the attempted arrest, a struggle on the ground ensued. Prior to additional officers arriving, the man was able to break free and run from the area on foot.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 pm in the 4600 block of No 3 Rd.

This is a busy area of the city at that time of day and we know there were people as well as vehicle traffic in the area at the time, says Corporal Adriana O’Malley, We are asking anyone who was in the area to review their dash cam footage and reach out to us if you locate footage of the arrest.

Fortunately, the officer only sustained minor injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed, or have dash cam footage, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2021-32962. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.

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