Po­lice want a word with as­sault sus­pect

The Daily Courier - - OKANAGAN -

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an al­leged as­sault against an 11-year-old girl, which took place last Fri­day.

RCMP re­ceived a re­port at 1:38 p.m. of an as­sault, which had taken place 15 min­utes be­fore, in the 3600 block of Brown Road in West Kelowna, said Cpl. Jesse O’Don­aghey.

Two girls, ages 10 and 11, were rid­ing their bi­cy­cles along the side­walk when they ap­proached an un­known man wear­ing head­phones and at­tempted to pass him from be­hind.

“The male, who ap­peared star­tled, al­legedly grabbed hold of an ac­ces­sory at­tached to the 11-year-old’s bi­cy­cle, caus­ing her to dis­mount her bike,” said O’Don­aghey. “He then al­legedly pro­ceeded to grab a hold of the young girl’s wrist, who yelled at the man to stop.”

The girl ap­par­ently fell against a light post af­ter the man pushed her away, re­leas­ing his grip on her wrist.

The sus­pect, who did not speak with the girls, re­port­edly con­tin­ued to walk south­bound along Brown Road.

The sus­pect is de­scribed as a Cau­casian male in his 20s with red­dish-brown curly hair. At the time of the in­ci­dent, he was wear­ing a grey trench coat, jeans, brown boots and large yel­low head­phones.

“The young girl was not phys­i­cally in­jured as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent,” said O’Don­aghey. “How­ever, we would like to talk to the man in­volved in this in­ci­dent, or any­one who may have wit­nessed it, or who has fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call Const. Leshia Clark of the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477 to re­main anony­mous.

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