Kitchener man arrested after elderly woman randomly attacked in parking lot: police

Waterloo Regional Police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested after an elderly woman was randomly attacked in a parking lot in Kitchener on Monday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the area of ​​Highland and Westmount roads at around 1:15 pm for reports of an assault.

Police said the woman walking in the parking lot had been assaulted by a man who then ran away.

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“The victim and the suspect are unknown to each other and the suspect did not take any of the victim’s belongings after assaulting her,” police said in a news release.

Officers located the suspect near the parking lot. A Kitchener man has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and failure to comply with a release order. He is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Paramedics took the elderly victim to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Any witnesses who have yet to speak with police are asked to call 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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