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Woman assaulted at bus stop

Kelowna RCMP are looking for a man wanted after a 56-year-old woman was assaulted at a bus stop last month.

The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at the bus stop located on Rutland Road North near Centennial Park.

Witnesses to the incident called police after the woman, seated on the bus bench, encountered a man with a large dog.

The dog apparently jumped onto the woman's lap frightening her.

The man accused the woman of kicking his dog, yelled at her and spit in her face.

When she stood to confront the man, police say he pushed her to the ground.

Witnesses provided first aid to the victim who sustained non-life threatening injuries. She was taken to KGH for treatment.

The suspect, who was also accompanied by a young male, fled on foot.

He is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Approximately 30 years of age
  • Approximately 5 ft 8 in (172 cm)
  • Brown hair, spiked in a Mohawk
  • Brown goatee
  • Heavy set with a muscular build
  • Wearing a green tank top with blue and white lettering on the front, and a black & white bandana
  • Carrying a jerrycan for gasoline
  • Walking a large dog

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect and are also looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the assault.
 
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Bizier or Cst. O'Donaghey of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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