White Rock RCMP seek information about third assault on same night as Prestbakmo murder

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      White Rock RCMP are hoping the public can help determine the circumstances of an early-morning assault that took place last Friday. It happened on the same night that two other assaults, including one that took the life of a Surrey man, occurred.

      According to a White Rock RCMP news release issued today (August 23), surveillance video confirmed that a man in his 60s, who was wearing a distinctive yellow and black jacket with a camouflage ball cap, left his residence around 2:30 a.m. on August 16.

      He was then seen in the 1600 block of 152nd Street just before 3 a.m.

      CCTV footage at his residence showed him returning home around 4:30 a.m. without his cap and with noticeable injuries.

      The current location of his ball cap remains unknown.

      Investigators, who believe that the man was assaulted sometime before 3 a.m., are seeking the public’s help in identifying the specific location of the assault.

      Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact White Rock RCMP at 778-593-3600.

      A few hours prior to this incident, a stabbing had taken place at the Coast Capital Savings in the 1700 block of 152nd Street in White Rock at 11:55 p.m. on August 15. A man in his 60s suffered extensive injuries from the assault.

      White Rock RCMP and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) have been working together to determine if there are any connections between that stabbing and the fatal of stabbing of 45-year-old Delphin Paul Prestbakmo in South Surrey.

      Prestbakmo was heading to a McDonald’s at 3 a.m. on August 16 when he was stabbed in a parking lot in the 1700 block of 152nd Street near the Semiahmoo Mall in Surrey.

      A police dog located a male suspect at a nearby home, and he was taken into custody.

      Angela Prestbakmo, Delphin’s sister, made a public appeal for help in solving the case.

      The Georgia Straight is contacting White Rock RCMP for further information about these cases.

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