By Lethbridge Herald on July 13, 2015.
Lethbridge Regional Police Service is seeking the publics assistance to identify three suspects in connection with the reported assault of a 13-year-old boy at a schoolyard last week.
Police obtained video surveillance that shows the subjects arriving and leaving the scene, and is asking anyone who recognizes them or has information about the incident to come forward.
On July 7, at approximately 8:26 p.m. the boy was at the playground area of Ecole St. Mary along the 400 block of 20 Street South, when he was approached by three older males who were unknown to him. The victim reported he was punched in the face and stomach and choked.
The suspects, who are believed to have recorded the assault, according to police, fled the area on bicycles. They were last seen riding southbound on 18 Street South next to Catholic Central High (east campus) at approximately 8:40 p.m.
Police attended and conducted a search but did not locate anyone matching their descriptions.
One suspect was described as a Caucasian male, approximately 15-17 years-old, 510 tall, 140 pounds, with dirty-blond, just-above-shoulder-length, shaggy hair. He was wearing a red/maroon shirt with a white logo on the front, black shorts and white shoes. He was riding a mid-sized bicycle with a shopping bag on the right handle bar.
Another suspect was described as a Caucasian male, approximately 15-17 years-old, 59 tall, 140 pounds, with shorter, light-brown hair. He was wearing a maroon shirt, blue shorts and mostly white, multi-coloured shoes. He was riding a mid-sized bicycle with a shopping bag on the right handle bar.
A third suspect was described as a Caucasian male, approximately 12-15 years-old, 50, 90 pounds, with short hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt with a red logo on the front, black shorts with a wide yellow stripe on the sides, grey shoes and a black bike helmet. He was riding a small mountain bike.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444. To submit an anonymous tip call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 or submit tips online at http://www.tipsubmit.com. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to an arrest.”