Kamloops Mounties seeking suspect after woman sexually assaulted downtown

The victim told police she was getting into her vehicle near Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue just after midnight on July 18 when a man jumped in, assaulted her and stole her cellphone.

Kamloops Mounties are looking for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed by a man in the downtown core.

Const. Crystal Evelyn said police received the report at just after midnight on Sunday, July 18.

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When officers arrived at Victoria Street and Fifth Avenue, they were flagged down by a woman, who told them she was getting into her vehicle when a man jumped in, sexually assaulted her and stole her cellphone.

The phone was later found by police. 

Evelyn said the woman was able to honk her horn and yell, prompting the suspect to run away, westbound down an alley between Seymour and Victoria streets.

The suspect is a white man in his 30s with a raspy voice, He was 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,” Evelyn said.

“If anyone saw or heard anything that could assist in furthering this investigation, please reach out and let us know.”

Those with information on identifying the attacker are asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-24462.

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