Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:14

Bassano RCMP investigate complaint of assault - Highway 1

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On February 17 at approximately 10:10 a.m. Bassano RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of a female being assaulted by a male outside of a pickup truck parked on the westbound shoulder of Highway #1 near Duck Lake Road, approximately 2 kilometres west of Bassano.


The complainant reported witnessing the male assault the female and then push her into the passenger side of the pickup truck. The male then got in the driver side of the and drove off. The truck was last seen travelling north on Township Road 220.  
Members of the Bassano and Brooks RCMP responded and made extensive patrols. The information was immediately passed to all Southern Alberta & Saskatchewan Police agencies to be on the lookout for this truck. To date, the pickup truck or it's occupants have not been located or identified.
The truck is described a newer model black extended cab pickup truck with a chrome brush bar. The truck was described by the witness as having a partial Saskatchewan Licence Plate of # 4NY.
The male occupant was described as a Caucasian, in his 40's, average build with a moustache and wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. The female was described as being in her 30's, long blonde hair, wearing a light coloured top or dress.
Bassano RCMP are requesting the public's assistance to identify and locate the pickup truck and it's occupants. If you have any information related to this incident please call the Bassano RCMP at 403-641-3684. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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