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Penticton police seek witnesses to Halloween assault of 11-year-old

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November 02, 2017 - 2:06 PM

PENTICTON - An 11-year-old girl was assaulted and had her bag of candy stolen while trick-or-treating in Penticton earlier this week.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Andrew Baylis says a group of four to six teenagers approached an 11-year-old girl and forcibly grabbed her bag of candy. The girl fell to the ground receiving minor injuries including some bruises.

Police are looking for witnesses to the incident, which occurred near Tennis Street and Wade Avenue around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The suspects had toques pulled down over their faces and were last seen travelling north on Tennis Street.

The victim, and the friend she was with, were dressed as surgeons in light blue scrubs.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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