Injured man found at downtown Penticton intersection

Police are seeking the public's assistance to understand how an elderly man who frequented Nanaimo Square ended up with facial injuries early Saturday morning, Sept.5.

PENTICTON - An injured man found in the downtown core area this weekend has police asking for the public's help in determining exactly what happened.

Police responded to a call of an injured man found at the intersection of Nanaimo Avenue and Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 5 at approximately 4:30 a.m., Penticton RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says.

The man suffered facial injuries and was transported to Penticton Regional Hospital where he remains hospitalized.

The victim is well known in the downtown core as someone who spends much of his time in the Nanaimo Square area.

He is described as being in his 70s, with a thinning grey ponytail, and constantly seen pushing a large black cart filled with his belongings.

Police would like to speak with anyone who might have information as to what happened to this man, or who may have seen something suspicious early on Saturday morning. If anyone has any information that might help police determine what happened, they are asked to call Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300, or Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-8477.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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