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Osoyoos man stabbed, hit with skateboard during robbery attempt

July 05, 2021 - 1:49 PM

Osoyoos RCMP are on the hunt for a suspect after a man was stabbed and hit with a skateboard during an attempted robbery this past weekend.

RCMP say a 52-year-old Osoyoos resident was approached by several young people while walking near Kingfisher Drive and 89 Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3.

One of the male youths asked him for money and when he said he didn’t have any, the suspect assaulted him with a knife and struck him with a skateboard, according to an RCMP media release.

All the young people, including the suspect, took off.

The victim’s wife had been walking several metres behind and she came to his aid, police say. He suffered minor injuries and they were able to walk home to call 911.

Anyone who may have witnessed any portion of the assault is asked to contact Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-7236.

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