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2 suspects sought after teen robbed on Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna

Police are looking for two transient men after a teenager was robbed along the Okanagan Rail Trail yesterday afternoon.

The suspects were described as two transient males in an RCMP press release issued today, Nov. 10.

The victim, a 17-year-old male, was cycling along the path yesterday, Nov. 9, at 3:05 p.m. east of Dilworth Road near the pedestrian bridge when he was approached by the men.

They allegedly assaulted the teenager and then stole his bike, cell phone and shoes.

The teen was taken to the Kelowna General Hospital in an ambulance with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The Kelowna RCMP scoured the area with officers and Police Dog Services but were unable to locate the suspects, although the victim’s bicycle and shoes were recovered near a creek.

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One of the suspects is a Caucasian male around the age of 20, 5'7" tall with a medium build and light blonde Mohawk-style hair. He was dressed in a blue jacket and was riding a white bicycle. He may have facial injuries on his right cheek.

The second suspect is described as a Caucasian male who was wearing a black hoodie and had a backpack that was black or dark grey.

“As a society we must condemn the criminal actions of these two suspects,” Kelowna RCMP operations officer Insp. Adam MacIntosh said in the release.

“As a police officer, I will be utilizing all resources available to support the identification of these two persons in order collect the evidence to bring them before the courts. In doing, so we need the help of public to share any information they have about these individuals and encourage you to come forward.”

Leading the investigation is the Kelowna RCMP General Investigative Services Team. To help them crack the case, anyone who may have witnessed the attack is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP GIST at 250-762-3300.

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