Police looking for leads in Red Bridge assault

Kamloops RCMP Detachment Media Release
January 13, 2021
File: 2021-1122

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment is hoping the public can help identify suspects after an early morning assault sent one man to hospital.

On Monday January 11, around 3 a.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers attended the Red Bridge near Lorne Street for an assault involving a maintenance worker and two men in an older “dirty” sports utility vehicle.  According to the report, a maintenance worker was repairing pot holes on the bridge when a southbound vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed.

A verbal exchange occurred between the maintenance worker and the two men in the SUV, which led to all parties confronting each other outside of their vehicles. One of the men tried to take the worker’s shovel and during the struggle, the worker was punched, knocking him out and causing him to fall on the roadway.

The two men sped off in their vehicle southbound toward Lorne Street. The worker was transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects are described as:

  • possibly South Asian or Indigenous
  • male
  • six-feet in height
  • one was wearing all black
  • the other may have been wearing a white tracksuit

Vehicle description:

  • “dirty” sports utility vehicle
  • late 1990s or early 2000s model
  • possibly beige
  • ‘N’ on the lower right back corner, just above the bumper

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed, been involved in the event, or can help identify the suspects or their vehicle, to please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-1122. If you would like to remain anonymous you can submit your information to Kamloops Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or on our website at www.kamloopscrimestoppers.ca