The attack happened on Oct. 14 at a site located just south of Pitt River Middle School. Police say security guard Hoshiar Bajwa, 64, was assaulted while on duty by a group of three assailants who beat him with a steel pipe.
The teen suspect, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault in connection with the attack. No other charges have been laid, but police are continuing to investigate.
“We are still examining other pieces of evidence,” said Corporal Jamie Chung in a statement. “We are urging anyone with information, no matter how trivial you think it is, to come forward. It could be just the bit of information we need to bring those responsible to justice.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 or Crime Stoppers anonomously at 1-800-222-8477.