07/03/2012 04:51 EDT | Updated 09/02/2012 05:12 EDT

Vancouver Police Hunt 2 Violent Assault Suspects


Vancouver police are looking for two men in connection with two unrelated violent assaults.

Police say Pedro Perez-Garrido, 46, of Vancouver, is the suspect in a vicious knife attack on a 29-year-old woman on June 28.

"Perez-Garrido is alleged to have violently attacked a woman inside the West Pub located in the 400 block of Carrall Street ... by slashing her face, neck and arm with a knife," said Const. Brian Montague. "He ran from the pub and has not been located."

The victim was rushed to hospital and is expected to recover.

Perez-Garrido is known to police and to the victim.

He is described as being a Hispanic man, about six feet one inch tall and weighing around 180 pounds. He has short salt-and-pepper coloured hair and brown eyes. Perez-Garrido has noticeable tattoos, including a Virgin Mary on his back, a sword and heart on his chest, and a flower on his left calf.

Perez-Garrido is wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault and breach of probation.

Anyone who sees him is asked to not approach him and call 911 immediately.

Man hit with hammer during attempted robbery

Police are also looking for a suspect after a 61-year-old man was hit in the head with a hammer after an apparent robbery attempt in East Vancouver Monday night.

Police say the victim was walking in the 1300 block of Odlum Dr. just after 7 p.m. PT when a man walked up to him and demanded his laptop bag.

When the victim refused to turn over his property, the suspect pulled out a hammer and struck him several times in the head.

The suspect is described as a white man between 18 and 26 years old, about six feet tall and weighing 160 pounds.He has short hair and is believed to have been wearing a blue hoodie at the time of the attack.

The victim was taken to hospital for cuts and scrapes to his ear and the right side of his face.

Police are requesting that anyone with information is asked to contact Vancouver police at 604-717-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.