During the morning of December 31, 2018 officers of the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to an attempted robbery on Hastings Street South in the Town of Bancroft.
Officers arrived on scene and spoke with an 18-year-old female victim who advised that she was attacked by an unknown suspect while exiting her vehicle.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his 50s, partial beard (short), dressed all in black and wearing a hood.
Bancroft officers, alongside OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) members, OPP Canine Unit, and OPP Forensic Identification Unit attended to search for the suspect and assist with the investigation.
Emergency Medical Services transported the female to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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 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 cell phone (*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.