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Police seek witnesses after Monday night assault

Saanich police are looking for witnesses to an assault and attempted armed robbery Monday night.

Around 8:45 p.m. a 19-year-old man was walking through the Bank of Montreal parking lot at the intersection of Cook and Quadra streets when he was approached from behind by a man who demanded his belongings.

The suspect struck the victim with a weapon and a fight ensued before the suspect ran off towards Quadra Street.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.