Carjacker startles parked driver

A quiet morning coffee by the lake turned ugly for a Kelowna resident this morning as a man attempted to rob, then carjack her.

  • Sep. 9, 2011 7:00 a.m.

A quiet morning coffee by the lake turned ugly for a Kelowna resident this morning as a man attempted to rob, then carjack her.

The incident occurred at around 8:20 a.m. as the woman sat in her car, parked at the beach access at Cedar Avenue near Walnut Street.

As she was sipping her coffee, a male approached her and asked to use her phone. When she declined his request he opened the door of her car and demanded money from her.

When she said she had none, he tried to push her out of the driver’s seat while threatening to hurt her with a knife he claimed he was carrying. The victim pushed the suspect back and began to scream to attract attention, causing the suspect to make a hasty getaway.

The suspect is described as being Caucasian, 5-foot-6, with dark hair and wearing a black T-shirt with a lighter long-sleeved shirt underneath, grey “capri” style pants and had a black back pack.


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