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Woman mugged and assaulted in Kelowna

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February 22, 2016 - 1:14 PM

KELOWNA - Police are on the hunt for a suspect in connection with the robbery and assault of a woman in downtown Kelowna early this morning.

Around 1:45 a.m., Feb. 22, a 56-year-old Kelowna woman was robbed near the car wash at the Chevron gas station at Harvey Avenue and Pandosy Street, RCMP say in a release.

The victim was walking to her car from a friend’s home when she was approached from behind by a man. The suspect grabbed 'a tobacco product' from her fanny pack and pushed her to the ground, then took off on foot, police say. He was last seen running towards Okanagan Lake.

The woman walked to a nearby gas station at Harvey Avenue and Richter Street to get help. She was taken to hospital with injuries to her wrist and head.

Officers are approaching businesses in the area hoping footage from nearby video surveillance cameras will help with the investigation.

RCMP describe the suspect as a Caucasian man, 25 to 37 years old, average height and build, and clean shaven. He was wearing a black, hooded sweater.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Apollonia De Jong at the Kelowna RCMP detachment 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 a reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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