WATERLOO — A 27-year-old Kitchener man is facing charges after a senior woman was assaulted near Highland Park Shopping Centre on Monday.

At around 1:15 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police were called to the Highland Road West and Westmount Road West area after a man assaulted a senior woman as she was walking in a parking lot.

The man then left on foot.

The woman was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the woman and man don’t know each other and he didn’t steal anything from her after the assault.

Police found the suspect a short distance away from the parking lot.

A 27-year-old Kitchener man is charged with assault causing bodily harm and failure to comply with a release order.

The man was held in police custody for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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