November 30, 2016 3:55 pm
Updated: November 30, 2016 3:57 pm

Edmonton police looking for suspect after man slaps woman in parking lot

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Edmonton police are looking for a man who allegedly randomly assaulted a woman at a southwest parking lot.

Officers received a report of an assault at around 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police were told a woman stepped out of her vehicle in a Windermere shopping centre parking lot between the Shell gas station and Staples when she was approached by a man. The suspect then allegedly slapped the woman in the face, while he screamed obscenities at her.

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Police said he was seen driving away in a full size, older model grey van believed to be a Ford E250, with a bogus license plate on the front of the vehicle that contained the word “RIPPER”. The vehicle also had a sliding door on the passenger side.

The suspect is described as thin, 50 to 55 years old, between 6’0 and 6’3″, with black hair and brown eyes.

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Police believe there were people in the parking lot who saw the incident.

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