Elderly woman senselessly attacked, witnesses sought

The woman was northbound on her scooter attempting to pass a man on the sidewalk when he suddenly struck her in the face

Mounties are seeking witnesses of a seemingly unprovoked assault on an elderly woman Wednesday afternoon.

The Kelowna RCMP received a report of an elderly woman that had just been assaulted on Spall Road near Harvey Avenue, Sept. 26, around noon.

“Apparently the woman was northbound on her scooter attempting to pass a man on the sidewalk when he suddenly struck her in the face,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“The woman was nearly knocked to the ground, and into traffic, suffering non-life threatening injuries. Several passers by stopped to offer the woman assistance but the suspect continued on his way without a second look. The man was last seen headed northbound on Spall Road before turning westbound on Harvey Avenue.”

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, in his 20s, approximately five-foot-ten and 200-220 lbs with a medium to heavy build. The man was clean shaven with short dark brown hair and was last seen wearing a long sleeve grey t-shirt with blue jeans and over-the-ear headphones.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppers.net to report.

Kelowna Capital News