White Rock RCMP are seeking information about an assault on a man in his 60s, that took place in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 16. (File photo)

White Rock RCMP are seeking information about an assault on a man in his 60s, that took place in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 16. (File photo)

White Rock RCMP seeking information about Aug. 16 assault

Man in 60s was injured around same time Paul Prestbakmo was stabbed to death

White Rock RCMP have issued an appeal to the public for information regarding an assault that occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 16, including any details that will help them pinpoint exactly where the incident occurred.

According to a release issued Aug. 23, surveillance video shows that a man in his 60s left his residence around 2:30 a.m. He was wearing a distinctive yellow-and-black jacket and a camouflage ball cap.

The man was next seen in the 1600-block of 152 Street shortly before 3 a.m.

CCTV footage at his residence showed the man, the apparent victim of an assault, returning home at approximately 4:30 a.m., without his cap and with noticeable injuries.

Investigators believe the assault occurred sometime around 3 a.m. and are asking for the public’s assistance to help them determine the exact location where the incident took place.

The current location of the victim’s camouflage ball cap is unknown and anyone with information is urged to contact White Rock RCMP immediately at 778-593-3600.

Early the same morning as the assault, Delphin Paul Prestbakmo, 45, was found bleeding from stab wounds in a parking lot at the southwest corner of 18 Avenue and 152 Street. He died from his injuries.

During an Aug. 20 press conference, during which Prestbakmo’s family pleaded for information about his death, Sgt. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) disclosed that investigators were exploring whether “extensive” injuries suffered by a second man hours earlier – and reported to White Rock RCMP that same morning – have any connection to Prestbakmo’s death.

READ MORE: ‘Do the right thing,’ implores sister of South Surrey stabbing victim

Jang told media the earlier incident occurred at 11:55 p.m. and involved a man in his 60s who had been seen at the Coast Capital Savings located in the 1800-block of 152 Street.

The two incidents are being treated as separate investigations, White Rock RCMP Const. Chantal Sears said Friday (Aug.23).

However, Sears confirmed police in White Rock are working with IHIT to determine whether there are any links between the two cases.

Just Posted

A Grade 8 class at L.A. Matheson Secondary. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
B.C.’s return-to-school plan good, but Surrey teachers hope there is room for adjustments

Surrey school district to receive $1.76M of the $25.6M provincial pandemic-related funding

Surrey Fire Service battled a dock fire along the Fraser River late Friday night (June 18). It was on Musqueam Drive, near Industrial Road, around 10:45 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Fire engulfs pier on Surrey side of the Fraser River

Pier has reportedly been unused for a long time

A mixed-use development with 69 market rental units and 10 commercial units is proposed for the 2300-block of King George Boulevard. (Thinkspace rendering)
Pair of South Surrey apartment proposals move forward

Council gives third reading to rezoning applications for market-rental and residential projects

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

A North Vancouver man was arrested Friday and three police officers were injured after a 10-person broke out at English Bay on June 19, 2021. (Youtube/Screen grab)
Man arrested, 3 police injured during 10-person brawl at Vancouver beach

The arrest was captured on video by bystanders, many of whom heckled the officers as they struggled with the handcuffed man

Kalyn Head, seen here on June 4, 2021, will be running 100 kilometres for her “birthday marathon” fundraiser on July 23. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Woman’s 100-km birthday marathon from Chilliwack to Abbotsford will benefit Special Olympics B.C.

Kalyn Head hopes run raises awareness, advocates for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York on Nov. 4, 2019. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Canadians who got AstraZeneca shot can now see ‘Springsteen on Broadway’

B.C. mayor David Screech who received his second AstraZeneca dose last week can now attend the show

New research suggests wolves can be steered away from the endangered caribou herds they prey on by making the man-made trails they use to hunt harder to move along. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Culling cutlines, not B.C. wolves, key to preserving caribou herds: researcher

The government has turned to killing hundreds of wolves in an effort to keep caribou around

Gary Abbott (left) and Louis De Jaeger were two of the organizers for the 2014 Spirit of the People Powwow in Chilliwack. Monday, June 21, 2021 is Indigenous Peoples Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 20 to 26

Indigenous Peoples Day, Take Your Dog to Work Day, Onion Rings Day all coming up this week

Gwen Spencer Hethey with her uncle and mentor Major Frederick Richardson. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame)
‘She was a killer’: The B.C. woman who pioneered female sharpshooting

Gwen Spencer Hethey made military men ‘look like turkeys’ says her son

Most Read