Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male suspect responsible for an alleged random assault on a woman that occurred Sunday in a southwest Edmonton parking lot.
Southwest Division patrol officers responded to a report of an assault on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at approximately 4:45 p.m. It was reported to police that a woman was physically assaulted by a man in a Windermere shopping centre parking lot near 62 Avenue and Currents Drive.
The incident occurred as the woman stepped from her vehicle, which was parked between the Shell gas station and Staples. A male suspect approached the woman, at which time it is alleged he slapped the woman in the face, while screaming obscenities at her.
The suspect is described as being a thin, Caucasian male, 50 to 55 years of age, between 6’0″ and 6’3″ tall with black hair and brown eyes.
The male suspect was last seen driving away in a full size, older model grey van believed to be a Ford E250. The vehicle included a bogus license plate on the front of the vehicle that contained the word “RIPPER”. The vehicle also had a sliding door on the passenger side.
Investigators believe there were numerous customers in the Windermere parking lot at the time of the assault.
Anyone who has information about this assault is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm
Police File MRU #:16R0130
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