Elderly woman shoved, robbed

A 79-year-old woman received minor injuries after she was the victim of a purse snatching Monday morning in the Badke Road area of Rutland.

Police say the woman was walking home with a folding cart full of groceries around 10 a.m. when she was pushed to the ground by a male suspect who then stole her purse.

A nearby resident witnessed the incident and called police.

The suspect fled the scene on foot along a walkway towards Hollywood Road N.

He is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 20 to 25 years of age
  • Athletic
  • Short black hair
  • Wearing dark longer shorts, and no shirt

The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the fall and was transported to Kelowna General Hospital for further assessment.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Cst Lacy Browning 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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