Police want a word with assault suspect
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.