Man with stocking over face attacks woman from behind

Kelowna Mounties looking for suspect in February assault attempt.

  • Apr. 20, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Mounties are looking for the man who attacked a woman in the early hours of Feb. 7, as she walked down Harvey Avenue.

The Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of an assault on Harvey Avenue near Burtch Road, Feb. 7 at 5:12 a.m.

“A 21-year-old Kelowna woman was walking eastbound on Harvey Avenue when an unknown man approached her from behind, placed his arm around her neck and lifted her off her feet,” said Cpl. Joe Duncan.

“The young woman fought and screamed, which ultimately resulted in the man releasing her and fleeing the scene on foot on Chandler Street. The woman suffered minor physical injuries but did not require medical attention.”

The suspect was described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • 25-30 yrs
  • 5 ft 10 in to 6 ft (178 – 183 cm)
  • 240 lb (109 kg)
  • Clean shaven
  • Short sandy hair
  • Wearing a nylon over his face, a black hat, dark clothes and jeans

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

Anyone with any information who has yet to speak with police is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.



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