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Woman attacked in downtown Kelowna, suspect at large

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July 13, 2020 - 4:55 PM

Mounties are looking for a slim Asian man in his mid 20s, who they say attacked a woman late Sunday night. 

A report that a woman had been assaulted by an unknown man in the 1300-block of Ellis St was made to RCMP July 12 just before 12:30 a.m.

The woman extricated herself from the attack, and nearby witnesses assisted her while calling 911. Police officers flooded the area and conducted patrols but the suspect was not located, RCMP spokesperson Const. Solana Paré said in a press release. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and received medical treatment on the scene by Emergency Health Services.

“RCMP credit the woman for her strong will, as she managed to free and defend herself,” Paré said in the statement. “RCMP victim services are providing support to the victim while our investigators continue to investigate the incident and whether it was a random or targeted attack.”

Forensic specialists probed the scene of the attack, and investigators have canvassed the area for witnesses and video surveillance. The Kelowna RCMP General Investigative Support Team has taken over the investigation.

The suspect is described as an Asian male, in his 20s, of slim build, black styled hair, wearing a beige Burberry-style plaid shirt, jeans, white running shoes and glasses.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. To remain completely anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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