OPP Bancroft Detachment reports that an 18-year-old woman was assaulted during an attempted robbery this morning, December 31. The attack occurred as she was exiting her vehicle on Hastings Street South, Bancroft. Emergency Medical Services transported the female to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The OPP seeks assistance in apprehending the suspect who is described as a Caucasian male in his 50s, partial beard (short), dressed all in black and wearing a hood.
The investigation is currently ongoing and video surveillance is being reviewed at the location of the assault.
Anyone with information about this attempted robbery is asked to please contact the Bancroft OPP at 1-888-310-1122, report it to the OPP online at http://www.opp.ca/index.php?id=132, by cellphone (*677 (*OPP)) or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) at https://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm if you wish to remain anonymous.
OPP Bancroft Detachment (2018, Dec.31) Attempted robbery on Hastings Street South [News release]