Kelowna woman assaulted and robbed at bus stop

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KELOWNA – RCMP are on the hunt for a suspect in connection with an assault and purse snatching in Kelowna last night.

Police say an 18-year-old woman was attacked as she got off a transit bus in the Baron Road and Durnin Road area about 7:12 p.m., Feb. 7.

The young woman says a man hit her in the back of the head and grabbed ahold of her purse.

She pleaded with the suspect saying “please” and he threatened to harm her again, according to Const. Jesse O’Donaghey in a media release.

“The victim let go of her purse and the suspect fled on foot towards Orchard Park Mall,” O’Donaghey says. She suffered minor injuries.

Police are looking for a Caucasian man who was wearing a dark, hooded sweater.

If you were a witness and have not yet spoken with police, you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net, or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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