A teenager was assaulted while riding his bicycle on the Kelowna railroad track, and riders are looking for witnesses to the attack.
The Kelowna Mounted Police said that around 3:05 pm on November 9, two “male passers-by” approached a 17-year-old as he was riding his bicycle on the Rail Trail near the footbridge.
Later, those men allegedly attacked the teenager and stole his bicycle, shoes and mobile phone. He suffered serious injuries that were not life-threatening and EHS transferred him to Kelowna General Hospital.
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Officers from the Kelowna Mounted Police and Police Dog Services searched the area, but the suspects were not located. The victim’s bicycle and shoes were recovered near the stream.
The first suspect is described as being in his early 20s, five feet seven tall, of medium build, with light blonde Mohawk hair. He was wearing a blue jacket and riding a white bicycle. This suspect may have facial lesions on the right cheek.
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The second suspect wore a black hoodie and carried a dark gray backpack or on his back.
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“As a society, we must condemn the criminal actions of these two suspects. As a police officer, I will use all available resources to support the identification of these two individuals in order to collect the evidence and bring it to court, ”Insp. Adam MacIntosh, RCMP Kelowna Operations Officer, said in a statement. press.
“In doing so, we need the help of the public to share any information they have about these people and encourage them to come forward.”
Anyone with information about this incident or who has witnessed this incident should contact the Kelowna RCMP GIST at 250-762-3300. Those who wish to remain completely anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at http://www.crimestoppers.net.
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