Kelowna cops investigate report of robbery, but with an odd twist

KELOWNA - A woman told police she was too fearful to report an odd robbery the night it happened so she waited until the following morning.

Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Jesse O'Donaghey said in a media release an officer "took a report of a robbery" from the woman who was in Rutland the night before.

She made the report at 11:14 a.m. today, Feb. 19. She told police that around 9 p.m. on Feb. 18, she was on Hartman Road near Richards Road when a man approached from behind and grabbed her purse. She said she resisted the man at first but when he said "'give me your purse' she released it to the suspect, who opened her wallet, removed an undetermined amount of cash, gave her the purse back and fled westbound towards Rutland Road on foot, O'Donaghey said.

"The victim was fearful, she ran home, and failed to report the incident to police due to her fear," O'Donaghey said.

She was not injured during the incident.

"RCMP would like to urge anyone who is the victim of any offence, especially a serious crime such as a robbery or assault, to report the incident to police as soon as it is safe for you to do so," O'Donaghey said.

If you can help police solve this crime, please call Scott Monuik of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.


To contact the reporter for this story, email Marshall Jones at or call 250-718-2724.

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