Police search for suspects in violent crime

Williams Lake RCMP are investigating a violent robbery that saw a female driver knocked unconscious for her purse.

  • Apr. 2, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Williams Lake RCMP are investigating a violent robbery that saw a female driver knocked unconscious for her purse.

The incident occurred at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday evening when the woman was sitting in her car near Western Avenue and Carson Drive with her window down.

Police said it was then that one or more people approached her without warning and struck her, leaving her unconscious. When she awoke her purse, which contained a large sum of cash, was gone.

“She didn’t even see her attackers approaching,” said RCMP Sgt. Richard LeBeuf. “It’s a very unfortunate incident.”

LeBeuf said the 39-year-old victim was treated at hospital and released.

The Williams Lake RCMP are asking anyone with information about this incident or anyone knowing of someone recently coming into a substantial amount of cash without reason to please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211.

If you have information and would like to remain anonymous please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).