Woman approached, pushed to the ground by lone man in North Okanagan
(CHARLOTTE HELSTON / iNFOnews.ca)
October 17, 2016 - 2:46 PM
VERNON - Police are investigating what they believe to be a sexually motivated assault in Coldstream over the weekend.
Police were called around 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, for a report of an assault in the 9500 block of Bessette Avenue.
“A female victim advised investigators that she was approached by a lone male and forced to the ground,” Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release.
The woman was physically uninjured, Moskaluk says.
Based on the victim’s account of what happened, police are investigating the case as a sexually motivated assault.
The suspect is described as a man with a medium, athletic build, wearing a dark bandana. No other information was provided.
Police are asking anyone who may have information related to the incident to contact the Vernon North-Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 or via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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