Suspect sought after attack with hammer

Police are on the lookout for suspect after a man was hit in the head with what appeared to be a hammer during an attempted robbery on Monday morning.

The victim was found at the corner of 17th Avenue and Larch Street after RCMP were called to the scene at about 9:30 a.m.

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RCMP were told two men were walking along 17th Avenue when a lone man wearing a mask came up and demanded their phones. When they refused to hand them over, the perpetrator struck one of them on his head and then took off empty handed.

The injured man was treated in hospital and released.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 20 to 30 years old and wearing a red jacket and a loose black pants in addition to the mask.

"Police would like to remind the public that the best course of action when faced in a situation like this, is to cooperate. Items can be replaced, lives cannot," RCMP said.

Anyone with information on where the suspect could be found is asked to call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.

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