West Kelowna cops seek stabber

A masked assailant stabbed a 62-year-old man after entering a West Kelowna business and demanding money.

Two weeks after a 62-year-old West Kelowna man was stabbed at a West Kelonwa business, the RCMP are asking the public for help in locating the suspect.

On Jan. 11 at 3:28 p.m., West Kelowna RCMP say its officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Sidney’s Swap & Shop located at 2474 Main Street.

A lone, masked man had reportedly entered the shop and asked for change before demanding money. Despite being given an undisclosed amount of cash, the man produced a knife and stabbed a 62-year-old West Kelowna man, say police.

The suspect fled on a bicycle and has not been not be located despite the fact staff at the store recognized the masked man as a homeless man living in the area.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 35-years-old, 5-feet 9-inches (175 cm) tall and weighing about 154 pounds (70 kg). He’s described as having a slim build and was last seen wearing a green hooded jacket.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect or his whereabouts is asked to contact West Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Podmoroff at 250-768-2880.

To leave an anonymous tips, call Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be left online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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