Female bus driver assaulted in West Kelowna

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WEST KELOWNA – Police say a young man in a hoodie assaulted a female bus driver and ran away Monday afternoon.

The bus driver was stopped at the Highway 97 and Hudson Road transit exchange in West Kelowna shortly after noon Feb. 13, according to a media release from Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

Police have learned the operator of the bus was allegedly struck by a youth who fled the bus and the area on foot.

“The suspect was described to police as a young aboriginal male with dark hair and poor complexion,” O’Donaghey says. “He was seen wearing a dark hoodie, dark shorts, white runners and carrying a large backpack with other smaller bags attached to it.”

The female B.C. Transit driver suffered minor injuries and did not require any medical treatment. 

Witnesses to the assault are asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2800 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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