Police looking for answers about who injured elderly man

An elderly man suffered serious injuries during a street robbery in early October and police are seeking public assistance.

  • Nov. 19, 2014 6:00 a.m.

An elderly man suffered serious injuries during a street robbery in early October and police are seeking public assistance in identifying the suspect.

On Oct. 5  at 9:15 pm, the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a robbery in the parking lot of the Coast Capri Hotel, located at 1171 Harvey Avenue. An 82-year-old Kelowna man was walking to his vehicle when he was allegedly pushed to the ground by an unknown male suspect, said Const. Kris Clark.

The elderly man dropped his vehicle keys in the altercation and the suspect fled in the car, a white Toyota Matrix bearing BC plate 009ENL. The vehicle is believed to be in a rural area near Coldstream but has yet to be recovered.

“A woman driving a red car apparently stopped to check on the elderly man but left the scene before speaking with police,” said Clark. “The man suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries as a result of the fall and was taken to the hospital for treatment.”

The suspect is described as

Caucasian male

Mid 20s

6 ft 1 in (185 cm)

180 lb (82 kg)

Wearing a knee-length, dark winter overcoat

Investigators have exhausted all efforts in identifying the suspect and are asking anyone with any information to call police.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP, Const. Hutt 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.

Just Posted

UPDATED: Okanagan Mountain Park fire forces evacuation alert

Properties from 6006 to 8888 Lakeshore Road are being placed on an evacuation alert

Carrot Mountain fire fans smoke over West Kelowna

A cluster of three fires are burning above West Kelowna

Complete list of B.C. Interior wildfire coverage

Up-to-date information on blazes happening the Kamloops Wildfire Centre

UPDATED: Motorists being turned around as wildfire closes Hwy. 97 again

Motorists may use an alternate route via Highway 97C, Highway 5A and Highway 3

Two fires caused by lightning at Big White last night

The fires are currently being contained

Breaking: More evacuation orders for Mount Eneas wildfire, south of Peachland

The BC Wildfire Service is battling a large wildfire alongside Highway 97 in Peachland.

Update: Summerland wildfire forces PIB state of emergency

More than 40 firefighters are on scene of the wildfire near Mount Conkle, just outside of Summerland.

Hockey trip fraudster receives house arrest

Man duped 16 families with Okanagan Elite Hockey Association out of over $100,000

Four wild fires still burning near Keremeos

One fire was extinguished and another reported after lightning came through area

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Installers to battle Team B.C.

Exhibition men’s fastball Saturday in Vernon

Grizzly bear jumps in river, chases B.C. kayaker

The bear got a bit too close for comfort along the Elaho River near Squamish

Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites

A plan is in place to produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo July 21.

Most Read