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Police issue warning after woman attacked on Harvey Avenue

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February 11, 2015 - 3:48 PM

KELOWNA - Mounties are looking for a man who assaulted a woman on Harvey Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 7.

The incident happened at 5:12 a.m. while the 21-year-old woman was walking in the area of Burtch Road, according to an RCMP media release. Mounties were told the woman was walking east when an unknown man approached from behind and put his arm around her, lifting her off her feet. 

Police say the woman fought and screamed and the man eventually released her, fleeing on foot along Chandler Street. 

The woman received minor physical injuries that didn't require medical attention.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 25-30 years old, 5'10" to 6' tall and 240 pounds. He was clean shaven with short sandy-coloured hair. The woman told police he was wearing a nylon over his face, a black hat, dark clothes and jeans.

"It is always best practice to utilize a buddy system, especially when walking at night," Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Const. Kris Clark says. "But if you must walk alone at night, make sure to stay aware of your surroundings so you are better able to react, if necessary."

Anyone with any information who has yet to speak with police is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. 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.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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