Kelowna RCMP investigate downtown assault; “a woman had been assaulted by an unknown male suspect”

Kelowna. BC – Kelowna RCMP are investigating a late-night assault that occurred in the downtown core of Kelowna.

On July 12th, 2020 just before 12:30 a.m., Kelowna RCMP received a report that a woman had been assaulted by an unknown male suspect in the 1300-block of Ellis St. The woman managed to free herself and run away. Nearby witnesses assisted the woman while calling 911. Frontline officers immediately flooded the area and conducted extensive patrols, however the suspect was not located.

File Photo – Assault

The Kelowna RCMP General Investigative Support Team (GIST) has taken conduct of the investigation. Forensic specialists probed the scene of the attack, and investigators have canvassed the area for witnesses and video surveillance. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and received medical treatment at scene by Emergency Health Services.

“RCMP credit the woman for her strong will, as she managed to free and defend herself,” states Cst. Solana Paré. “RCMP victim services are providing support to the victim while our investigators continue to investigate the incident and whether it was a random or targeted attack.”

The suspect is described as an Asian male, in his 20’s, of slim build, black styled hair, wearing a beige Burberry plaid shirt, jeans, white running shoes and glasses.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. To remain completely anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at

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File # 2020-40884

Kelowna Regional RCMP

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