Strange man grabs female jogger in Kelowna: RCMP

Stranger grabs female jogger

The Kelowna RCMP are investigating after a young woman out for a run was grabbed by a strange man.

The 18-year-old woman was running on McClain Road near Junes Springs Road in Kelowna at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when she attempted to run past a man standing near a vehicle.

“The woman reported that the man grabbed her arm. She pulled free and immediately ran home and reported the incident to police,” said Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy. “Frontline officers flooded the area and searched for the man, but no one was located.”

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male between 40 and 50 years old with medium-length curly black hair. The vehicle he was standing beside was described as a newer model black 4-door SUV with a silver roof rack.

“At this time, we don’t know what the suspect’s intentions were, but we are working diligently to solve this incident,” says Cpl. Noseworthy.

“We are asking anyone who was in the area and saw something, or has dashcam or surveillance video of the incident to contact us immediately. We are also asking anyone who recognizes this suspect or vehicle description to call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net

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