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Police search for suspect who flashed a hand gun downtown Kelowna

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February 21, 2018 - 3:32 PM

KELOWNA – RCMP say a man flashed a silver handgun at a woman in downtown Kelowna last night.

Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says police received a weapons complaint in the 1500 block of Water Street Feb. 20 around 10 p.m.

“A woman was talking on her cell phone outside a business when she was approached by an unknown male who mumbled something incoherent,” he says. “The woman reportedly told the man she wasn’t talking to him, he then walked past her, and turned around, at which time he allegedly brandished what appeared to be a handgun.”

O’Donaghey says the woman ran inside the business and the suspect fled on foot south towards Lawrence Avenue.

“A short time later, RCMP located a group of individuals, who matched the physical description provided by the victim. Those individuals were not found in possession of any weapons, they were identified by police and later released without charge,” O’Donaghey says in a media release.

The suspect is approximately 30 years old, a First Nations male, 5' 9" tall with a medium build. He wore a black toque, a black bomber style jacket with red trim/accents and a black and white bandana covering the lower half of his face. The firearm was described as a silver revolver with a long barrel.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300, and cite police file number 2018-9232. Or 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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