RCMP in Kelowna are looking for a male suspect following an assault and robbery just after 10 p.m. Sunday, April 1st, in the 1900 block of Spall Road, near Kent Road.
Police report a man was injured during a confrontation with an unknown assailant who grabbed his backpack and stole some money.
“During the physical struggle, the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries allegedly inflicted by the suspect, who rummaged through the bag and fled the area eastbound on foot with a small amount of cash,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, RCMP spokesperson. “RCMP resources were rapidly deployed into the area, a search perimeter was established and a Kelowna RCMP Police Service dog was immediately called to the scene in an effort to track that suspect.”
The dog team failed to find the suspect who is described as a Caucasian male in his 30s, standing five-feet-eight-inches and weighing approximately 170 pounds.
The suspect has light brown hair and a short beard and was wearing a brown hat, a brown or tan-coloured hoodie, dirty blue jeans, black or green gloves and a pair of white sneakers with black show laces.
“RCMP have reason to believe that the incident was not random in nature,” said O’Donaghey.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or, to remain completely anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.