Updated: Dec 29, 2022
Vernon RCMP are investigating the disturbing assault.
December 29th, 2022:
A 55-year-old woman was assaulted in a residential elevator after she refused to give an unknown man "money and a place to stay".
The assault took place in Vernon on Friday, December 23rd, 2022 shortly after 11 p.m., at a residential building in the 3300 block of 35th Ave.
RCMP: "The victim was in an elevator with an unknown man who asked her for money and a place to stay. When she refused, the suspect became angry and punched her several times. The victim, a 55-year old woman, was transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries".
RCMP North Okanagan is asking the public for help identifying the suspect.
The suspect is described as a "tall, Caucasian male, with a muscular build, and dark brown hair with a scraggly beard. He was wearing a dark hoodie and boots" at the time of the assault.
If you have any information that might help the investigation you are asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171 and quote police file 2022-22598.
You can also provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or leave a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.