Suspects wanted in attempted robbery of Vernon senior

Police are searching for man behind attempted assault last month

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying the suspect of an attempted robbery in Vernon.

A 60-year-old woman had parked her vehicle in the parking lot near 34th Avenue and 34th Street in Vernon on Jan. 28 around 5:30 p.m.

As she was leaving her vehicle, a man grabbed her arm and demanded money. Police say the woman was assaulted but managed to escape injury. The suspect fled north on foot with another man.

“The woman was very fortunate to escape injury and was determined to continue on with her evening. It was only upon reflection did she realize the seriousness of the incident and reported it to police the following day,” Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Tania Finn said.

“As the investigation is on-going, the woman continues to receive support from the RCMP Victim Services Section; however, the search for the suspect continues.”

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man between 20 and 30 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 with a thin, acne-scarred face, thin pointy nose, bad teeth and a low voice.

The suspect was wearing a dark coloured toque with his hair sticking down past his ears, a dark-coloured puffy jacket and a backpack. There is no description of the second man.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Const. Kineshanko at the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP non-emergency line of 250-545-7171.


@VernonNews
newsroom@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

RCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon celebrates stay at home heroes

Stickers and colouring sheets created for those isolating

Vernon Honda dealership gifting 2 cars to families hit by COVID-19

Two-month online nomination period will decide the recipients of two previously-owned cars

COVID-19: ‘This is going to go on for a while,’ Vernon mayor says

City council gives kudos to public, businesses and city staff for response to pandemic

Q&A: Interior Health CEO answers questions on COVID-19 response

Susan Brown, president and CEO of Interior Health, answers questions regarding COVID-19

Culvert replacement project starts in Spallumcheen

Meighan Creek project began Wednesday off Powerhouse Road

B.C. couple celebrates 61st anniversary through seniors’ home window

Frank and Rena Phillips marked occasion at Nanaimo Seniors Village this week while social distancing

COVID-19: South Okanagan community salutes frontline medical staff

“Honk for the unsung heros. Thanks to each and every one of you”

A look at some of the B.C. inventors creating life-saving tools in fight against COVID-19

Groups across B.C. are working together to create what they hope will help people affected by the pandemic

Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home

Games, culture and vocabulary included in new virtual resources

Okanagan College student designs map tracking spread of COVID-19 in B.C.

Sean Heddle says fighting complacency and misinformation is important

‘There can be no ambiguity’: Travellers brought home to B.C. must self-isolate

Health Minister Adrian Dix said the mandatory isolation must be abided by

Interior Health confirms five additional cases in West Kelowna COVID-19 outbreak

The total amount of confirmed cases at Bylands Nurseries Ltd. is 19; no further cases expected

Summerland’s April 1 snow measurements above normal

Measurements taken at Summerland Reservoir and Isintok Lake

Okanagan Skaha School Board does not anticipate closures

School district budget tight as a result of declining enrolment

Most Read