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Posted: January 31, 2013

Five vehicle crash under investigation

Cranbrook RCMP is investigating an early morning incident that involved five vehicles being damaged in a crash in a parking lot in the 2200 block of 3rd St South.

At 12:30 a.m. on January 30, Cranbrook RCMP were called to the parking lot after a blue van was seen to collide with multiple vehicles in that lot, and then drive away. It was originally reported that the van was “a blue Shaw Cable van” but RCMP are now stating the van had no association whatsoever with Shaw Cable.

Police located the driver who reported that he was being assaulted by “two stocky males” who flagged him over and then repeatedly punched him. The driver of the van escaped by driving his van away while being assaulted and collided with other vehicles in the parking lot while escaping. The victim suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

One attacker was described as a Caucasian male, 36-38 years old; husky or stocky build; short dark brown hair. The second attacker was only described as being a Caucasian male with a similar hair style as the first attacker.

The police are looking for anyone who saw this incident or may have information.

If anyone has any additional information about this or any other crime they can call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or East Kootenay Crimestoppers (1-800-222-TIPS)
You can also Google Cranbrook Crimestoppers and leave a webtip.

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