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Suspects sought after man beaten, wallet stolen near Superstore Friday

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Public help is needed in finding two males suspected of a Nov. 29 beating and robbery near Duncan's black bridge.

At about 6:45 p.m., North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP received a report of a badly injured male near Superstore.

"Police attended and spoke to the victim who stated he had been sitting by a fire near the black bridge (the railway bridge over the Cowichan River)," said Cpl. Jon Stuart.

"Two males came down the path and assaulted him. He was kicked many times, and received extensive injuries. The males stole his wallet and a small amount of cash, and fled on foot."

The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance. A hospital stay was required to treat his injuries.

He suffered several broken bones and lost some teeth, among other injuries.

The suspects are described as Native: one tall and skinny; the other shorter and stocky.

Police are seeking citizen assistance in identifying and locating the pair.

If you have information on this, or any other crime, contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

You may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award.

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