Granby, Que., police searching for suspect accused of spitting on grocery store customers

Granby, Que., police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a suspect in an alleged assault that took place at a local grocery store.

In a statement on the Granby police’s Facebook page, officers say the alleged incident took place on the afternoon of March 22 in a Maxi on Saint-Jacques Street.

The suspect reportedly spat on a customer’s face before trying to hit and spit on a group of other customers.

According to police, a security guard took a photo of the suspect before he left the store, which was then shared with law enforcement.

The suspect is described as a man of around 35 years old. At the time of the incident, he was reportedly wearing a grey Columbia-brand coat with jeans and a grey tuque. He was seen travelling on a blue bicycle with “big wheels,” according to police.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to contact Det. Karine Paquin at [email protected] or call 450-776-8333, ext. 3606. People with information can also contact Échec au Crime anonymously at 1-800-711-1800.

Police say they still haven’t determined a motive for the alleged assault.

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