February 13, 2015 - 9:04 AM
VERNON - Police are appealing to the public for information after an elderly man was allegedly assaulted Thursday afternoon.
According to a Vernon RCMP media release, the 83-year-old man was walking along the sidewalk between Coldstream Avenue and 30 Avenue on 34 Street just before 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.
He spoke to a man on a pedal bike who was also on the sidewalk, after which the cyclist got off his bike, and pushed the elderly man, who fell and struck his head. The man then road away towards 30 Avenue.
Police attended the area and conducted patrols but could not find the person of interest, described as a Caucasian male in his 40s, wearing dark clothing, a dark toque, and a backpack. No description is available for the bike.
The elderly man has since been released from hospital.
The RCMP is asking anyone who witnessed this incident, or has any information to call the detachment at 250-545-7171 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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