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.

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