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Kelowna RCMP search for suspect in car-jacking

The car-jacking took place Sunday afternoon

Kelowna RCMP are searching for an armed man who allegedly stole an SUV in a daytime car-jacking.

On Sunday afternoon, at 1:30p.m. Mounties were notified of an unknown man who entered the victims SUV in the back seat and triggered “what sounded like a taser device and told the woman to get out,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey in a press release.

The incident took place at the 1000 block of Harvey Avenue.

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“The victim promptly exited her vehicle and ran away after she turned around and observed what appeared to be a firearm in the suspect’s possession,” said O’Donaghey.

The victim describes the suspect as a man in his late 20s, early 30s, approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall with short blonde hair that is balding. She also said that he had a wide mouth and bad complexion. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, a blue windbreaker and dark coloured jeans.

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The man drove off in her black 2015 Hyundai Tucson bearing British Columbia licence plates HG282D.

RCMP are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling 250-762-3300 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net

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