Sunday night stabbing in Kamloops may have been case of mistaken identity

By James Peters
December 11, 2017 - 11:02am Updated: December 11, 2017 - 6:26pm

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops man is recovering after he was stabbed in what may have been a case of mistaken identity.

RCMP say the man was leaving the 7-11 store downtown at about 9:00 last night when he was followed by a woman on a BMX bike.

The woman, along with a male associate, claimed the man owed her money.

When he didn't give them cash, RCMP say the woman stabbed him in the back with a knife.

The victim took off on foot, winding up in a Victoria Street store, whose employees called emergency services.

The man was taken to hospital, suffering from a non-life threatening wound.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says at this point in the investigation, it appears the victim didn't know his attackers, and did not owe them money.

Shelkie says he is co-operating with investigators.

The female suspect is described as having blonde, shoulder-length hair.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Kamloops RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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