RCMP search for clues in attack on woman

Morrow Road attack left woman knocked from wheelchair

Agassiz RCMP are looking for witnesses to a reported assault and robbery on Morrow Road.

The incident took place last Friday, at about 4 p.m., when a suspect is said to have knocked a disabled woman from her electric wheelchair to the ground, while stealing her purse.

The victim was traveling in her wheelchair on Morrow Road, east of Hwy. 9, when an unknown person ran up behind and grabbed her purse.

The person continued running while the purse strap pulled the victim forward, police said. That caused her to fall forward and onto the pavement.

“The victim struck her head hard on the sidewalk,” said Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen. “She then suffered a seizure.”

Police said the woman came out of the seizure and attempted to get back into her chair, and no one came to her aid. She told police a man walked by and did not help her, and that several vehicles were in the area at the time.

Police brought the information to the public on Sunday, hoping that witnesses would come forward to help them piece together the events.

“We’re still trying to figure out what exactly happened,” said Agassiz Sgt. Stuart Falebrinza.

Anyone having information of this event are asked to contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604-798-5416 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).