Brantford police are seeking two suspects after a man was forced into a vehicle and assaulted in the city’s core on Tuesday afternoon.
Police say a green car pulled up next to a man walking in the area of Clarence and Sheridan streets at about 5 p.m.
A suspect exited the vehicle, approached the man and forced him into the car. The vehicle was driven away by a second suspect with the first suspect and victim in the back seat.
The suspect punched the victim several times, but the victim managed to jump out of the moving car in the area of Stanley and Nelson streets.
Officers responded after several residents reported witnessing the victim jump from the moving vehicle.
Police found the victim a short time later. He reported being assaulted by an unknown man and was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Police are seeking assistance from the public in an effort to identify the two suspects and vehicle involved.
The suspect who assaulted the victim is described as a white male, between 25 and 30 years old, 5’10” tall and 160 pounds with dark brown hair. He was wearing a green and black hat, a green windbreaker and grey jeans.
The driver of the vehicle is described as a white male, between 25 and 30 years old, 5’10” tall and 160 pounds with short dark hair. He was wearing a red baseball cap.
The vehicle is described as a late-1990s model hunter green Ford Taurus or Escort station wagon.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. Mark Whitworth of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext. 2262.