Tuesday, 22 May 2012

STRUGGLE AND THEFT - Illecillewaet River.

2012-05-21 - At approximately 4:30 pm a lone female was sitting alone in a wooded area near the Illecillewaet River.

She was approached by an unknown male on a white bicycle. After a brief conversation the male requested a cigarette reaching for her purse.

A brief struggle ensued and he departed the area with her belongings. She received some minor bruising during the incident.

Search of the area resulted in finding some of her property.

The male is described as approximately 40 years old, slim build, 180 cm tall, short stubbly beard, wearing a white “Nike” shirt, black jacket, black pants and wearing a black “Kangol hat”.

This is a very unusual type of offence for Revelstoke, and although the Police believed this to be a random crime of opportunity, the public is reminded to always beware of your surroundings and to report anything suspicious.

Anyone with information on this offense, please contact the Revelstoke RCMP detachment at 250.837-5255, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.