A teenaged girl was the victim of an apparent act of random violence Monday night when she decided to go on a late night jog.
Just before 1 a.m., the 17-year-old North Kamloops resident was jogging along a bike path off Schubert Avenue close to the river when a lone man grabbed her from behind.
He spun her around and punched her in the face, pushed her to the ground where he continued to hit her in the head.
"It appears to be a completely unprovoked attack on the young lady who was out jogging," said Staff Sgt. Grant Learned. "There's nothing at all to suggest there was any pre-existing acquaintanceship between the two people."
The woman ran home to her mother who called police. The girl was subsequently treated and released from Royal Inland Hospital for minor injuries.
The attacker is described as native, approximately five foot nine inches tall, 160 pounds, with short, brush-cut black hair.
He was wearing a black hoody, blue jeans and a loose fitting black skater style shoes.
Anyone with information can call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.