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Hunt on for suspect in Kamloops sexual assault

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July 22, 2021 - 9:19 AM

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, July 18, a woman flagged down Kamloops police to report she had been sexually assaulted.

At the time, police were responding to a call about a man trying to steal from a woman in a vehicle on 5 Avenue at Victoria Street.

“Frontline officers attended the area and were flagged down by a woman, who stated she was getting into her vehicle when a man jumped in, sexually assaulted her, and stole her cellphone,” states a Kamloops RCMP news release. “The woman was able to honk her horn and yell, causing the suspect to flee westbound on an alley between Seymour and Victoria streets.”

She described the man as Caucasian, in his mid-30s with a raspy voice and wearing dark clothing with orange stripes down the arms.

“Our team of investigators has been working diligently collecting surveillance and witness statements, as well as examining any forensic evidence available,” Const. Crystal Evelyn, said in the release.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-24462.


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