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Man hit on head with hammer in random Pandora Avenue attack

Suspect arrested after a man was attacked from behind and struck in the head in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue
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The suspect was released under conditions that he won’t contact the victim or be in the 900-block of Pandora, Victoria police said.

Victoria police arrested a suspect Thursday morning after a man was hit on the head with a hammer in an unprovoked, random attack.

Police responded to call from the 900-block of Pandora Avenue about 9:30 a.m. about a man being attacked from behind and struck in the head. The victim was hospitalized with a significant but non-life-threatening head injury.

Officers discovered that the incident had been captured on video before locating a suspect a short distance away.

The suspect was taken to police cells before being released with a future court date. He was released under conditions that he won’t contact the victim or be in the 900-block of Pandora.

Police continue to investigate. Call 250-995-7654, extension 1 with any information or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

jbell@timescolonist.com

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