Woman stabbed Wednesday night on way home from work

Police are looking for a suspect who stabbed a 23-year-old woman in the chest before grabbing her purse on Wednesday night.

Police are looking for a suspect who stabbed a 23-year-old woman in the chest before grabbing her purse on Wednesday night.

Red Deer RCMP said the woman was approached by a man after she was leaving her job near 34 Street and 50 Ave. around 9:45 p.m.

The suspect wielded a large kitchen knife and demanded her purse, stabbing her on the left side of her chest before fleeing on foot.

The victim called 911 and drove herself to the hospital, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP searched the area with help from Police Dog Services but were not able to locate the suspect.

RCMP continue to investigate and are asking for public assistance to locate the suspect in this robbery and assault.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 1.8 metres (six-foot) tall and wearing a black balaclava ski mask, large black winter coat and no gloves.

Contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 if you have information on this incident. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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