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Police looking for man accused of assaulting young jogger along Mission Creek Greenway

April 27, 2016 - 3:28 PM

KELOWNA - Residents are being warned to use caution along the Mission Creek Greenway after a report of a young woman grabbed by an unknown male Tuesday morning.

Around 7:30 a.m., April 26, an 18-year-old woman was jogging on the greenway near the south end of Hollywood Road South when a man put his hands on her.

“The young woman reported that she was able to fight off her attacker, escape from the suspect and run three kilometres back to her vehicle,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

While the woman was not physically injured, police are asking the public for help identifying the man, who is described as Caucasian and roughly 25 years old. He is estimated at 6' tall with short, medium-brown hair, a neatly trimmed beard and a muscular build.

He was wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and large silver watch with Roman numerals on the face.

“RCMP would like to remind residents walking, jogging and biking alone to plan your route, vary your routine and avoid isolated areas,” O’Donaghey says. “RCMP would also like to encourage all victims to report such incidents to the police as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Ryan Routley of 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.

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