Vernon woman asleep in car wakes to man breaking through window

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VERNON - A young Vernon woman sleeping in her car awoke to an intruder smashing in her window Sunday morning.

The 20-year-old woman was parked at the corner of 30 Street and 29 Avenue around 7:50 a.m., Aug. 30, when a man broke the passenger side window of her Volkswagen Jetta and grabbed her purse and cell phone, RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says. 

“The victim told police that she grabbed onto the purse (and) shouted for help while she was being pulled through the broken window,” Molendyk says.

She ended up letting go of the purse and the suspect fled on a bicycle.

The woman suffered injuries to her arms as a result of being pulled through the window. Her purse is described as being pink.

Police continue to investigate the robbery and are asking anyone with information to contact the detachment at 250-545-7171 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724. 

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