10/15/2012 08:31 EDT | Updated 10/14/2013 12:22 EDT

Hoshiar Singh Bajwa, Security Guard, Beaten With Pipe

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - Mounties in Port Coquitlam are searching for three men who viciously attacked a security guard.

The incident happened early Sunday morning as 65-year-old Hoshiar Singh Bajwa was patrolling a construction site in the suburb just east of Vancouver.

Canuck Security operation manager Rupinder Sagoo says company dispatchers alerted him to a problem at the site and he contacted Bajwa, who was able to confirm he was injured and the three attackers had fled.

Sagoo says he rushed to the scene to find Baijwa had been beaten repeatedly with a steel pipe.

The victim is now recovering from a serious eye injury and gashes that required more than 100 stitches.

The three suspects are believed to be in their 20s, and Sagoo says they ran without taking anything. (CKNW, News1130)