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Kelowna teen assaulted and robbed of treasured ring

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November 17, 2017 - 2:21 PM

KELOWNA – A Kelowna teen was followed, assaulted, threatened and robbed by four men in downtown Kelowna last week.

Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release four men began following a 17-year-old from the intersection of Richter Street and Bernard Avenue the evening of Nov. 6.

“A short time later the victim was approached by one of the males and assaulted in the alley way which runs adjacent to St. Paul Street and parallel to Bernard Avenue,” O’Donaghey says. “The suspect produced a knife, demanded money and fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash, the victim’s transit bus pass and a white gold ring of sentimental value.”

One of the suspects is between 40 and 50 years of age, “rough looking with a pocked marked face,” according to the release.

He wore jeans and a red windbreaker jacket.

A ring similar to this one was stolen.
A ring similar to this one was stolen.
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The 17-year-old victim was not seriously injured but RCMP are hoping tips from the public might help get back the ring that was taken.  

It is valued by its owner at approximately $1,200 and described as “a white gold men’s ring of a large skull, with red garnet eyes, wearing a fireman’s hat with the number 13.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

You can 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.


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