Police seek witnesses in assault investigation

Vernon/North Okanagan
2020-07-13 09:28 PDT
File # 2020-4937

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP – Police request assistance from the public with hit & run/assault investigation.

On March 24, 2020 at approximately 6:45 pm, a 47 year old man was riding his bicycle in the 2000 block of 43 Street in Vernon when he had a verbal altercation with the occupants of a white Jeep Cherokee. As the cyclist began to ride away, the driver of the Cherokee ran into him knocking him off his bike and to the ground. Two men exited the Cherokee and assaulted the cyclist. The following day, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP released information through the media seeking public assistance regarding the incident.

Police have continued to investigate the incident over the past several months and we have determined there were three occupants in the vehicle. Said Cpl Tania Finn, Media Relations Officer with the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. Our investigators have located and seized the white Jeep Cherokee involved but we are still looking to identify the male driver and the two male passengers.

Investigators have obtained video surveillance of the incident and are requesting the public view the video in an effort to identify the suspects. As well, still images of the driver and two passengers have been captured to assist with the identification.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Sergeant David Evans at the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP non-emergency line of 250-545-7171. 

Image 1 - White SUV vehicle with black rims and male driver.  Passanger side door is open.
Still Image One – driver of suspect vehicleImage 1 - White SUV vehicle with black rims and male driver.  Passanger side door is open.
Still Image Two – front passenger of suspect vehicle and involved in further assaultImage 2 - Passanger of suspect vehicle getting out of the SUV.  Male can be described at a caucasian male wearign a dark coloured hoodie.Still Image Three – rear passenger of suspect vehicle and involved in further assaultImage 3 - Suspect Male seen wearing a black hat, red jacket, grey pants, black running shoes with a white sole.

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