Assault on Mission Creek Greenway

RCMP ask witnesses to step forward after a report of an attack early Tuesday morning.

  • Apr. 27, 2016 5:00 p.m.

RCMP are reminding the public to remain vigilant and are seeking any possible witnesses after receiving a report of an attack early yesterday morning.

, the Kelowna RCMP received a report of an assault that reportedly took place in the early morning hours of April 26 on the Mission Greenway near the south end of Hollywood Road South.

Police were called on Wednesday, April 27, at 11:25 a.m. They report being told that, at approximately 7:30 in the morning, a young woman was jogging along the greenway when she was grabbed by an unknown suspect from behind.

The young woman said that she was able to fight off her attacker, escape from the suspect and run three km back to her vehicle.

The victim, an 18-year-old Kelowna woman, was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • 25 years
  • 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Short medium brown hair worn flat
  • Neatly trimmed beard
  • Muscular build.

He was seen wearing:

  • blue jeans
  • black jacket
  • large silver watch with Roman Numerals.

“RCMP would like to remind residents walking, jogging and biking alone to plan your route, vary your routine and avoid isolated areas,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release.

He also recommended victims report incidents to the police as soon as it is safe to do so.

The Kelowna RCMP continue to investigate and are seeking the public’s assistance with any further information.

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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