Police are looking for witnesses following a stranger-sexual assault reported early Sunday morning.
On July 18, 2021 just after midnight, Kamloops RCMP received a report of a man trying to steal from a woman in a vehicle on 5th Avenue at Victoria Street. Officers responded and were flagged down by a woman, who said she was getting into her vehicle when a man jumped in, sexually assaulted her, and stole her cellphone; the phone was later located by police.
The woman was able to honk her horn and yell, causing the suspect to flee westbound on an alley between Seymour and Victoria streets.
The suspect is described as:
- Caucasian male
- In his 30s
- Raspy voice
- Wearing dark clothing with orange stripes down his arms
“Our team of investigators has been working diligently, collecting surveillance and witness statements, as well as examining any forensic evidence available,” said Const. Crystal Evelyn.
“If anyone saw or heard anything that could assist in furthering this investigation, please reach out and let us know.”
Anyone who has any information and has not yet spoken with police, is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-24462.