Person of interest sought in Vernon assault

Incident occurred Feb. 12 between Coldstream Avenue and 30th Avenue on 34th Street.

The Vernon RCMP are trying to identify a person of interest in an assault.

On Feb. 12 at about 2 p.m., an 83-year-old man was walking on the east sidewalk between Coldstream Avenue and 30th Avenue on 34th Street.

“He spoke to an unknown male on a pedal bike who was also on the sidewalk,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy, with the RCMP.

“The man got off his bike, and pushed the elderly man, who fell and struck his head. The unknown male on the bike then rode away towards 30th Avenue.”

The unknown man was described as a Caucasian in his 40s. He was wearing dark clothing, a dark toque and a backpack. No description was given of the bike.

“Officers made patrols in the area but did not locate this individual,” said Noseworthy.

“The victim in this assault has since been released from hospital.”

Anyone who has information about this incident or was a witness is asked to call the RCMP at  250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.