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Kelowna woman knocked down and robbed

January 27, 2020 - 4:04 PM

A thief pushed a young woman to the ground in the Rutland area of Kelowna on Saturday night before stealing her wallet.

The woman was walking in the 700 block of McCurdy Road at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, when a man knocked her down and demanded her wallet, according to an RCMP media release.

It had already fallen from her pocket as she fell so he grabbed it and ran off, southbound on Franklyn Road, police say.

She described the suspect as a Caucasian man in his 40s, wearing all black clothing.

“The Kelowna RCMP was relieved to hear the victim was not seriously injured during this violent encounter,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Const. Lesley Smith said in the release.

“However, our Kelowna frontline officers will continue to investigate this robbery and are canvassing the neighbourhood and local businesses for any video surveillance they might have, in hopes of identifying the suspect responsible.” 

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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