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Police investigate stranger assault in elevator

On December 23, 2022 shortly after 11 p.m. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a call of a random stranger assault at a residential building in the 3300-block of 35th Ave in Vernon.

Police said at the time of the attack a 55-year old women was on an elevator with an unknown man that begged for money and a place to stay. When the woman refused to give the suspect, he allegedly punched the woman several times. The woman was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

An unprovoked assault like this is incredibly concerning,” states Constable Chris Terleski, Media Relations Officer for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.

Beyond any physical injuries, the emotional trauma alone the victim experienced is unsettling and the person responsible for this crime needs to be held accountable for their actions.  We’re reaching out to the public for their help with the hope someone with information about this individual will come forward to speak to us.

The suspect is described as a tall, Caucasian male, muscular build, dark brown hair with a scraggly beard. He was wearing a dark hoodie and boots at the time of the assault.

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