Man stabbed in roadside robbery near Perth-Andover

by | Oct 25, 2022

Driver in Rowena pulled over to help who he thought were stranded motorists

The Western District RCMP’s Perth-Andover detachment is investigating a stabbing incident in Rowena, which sent a 38-year-old man to hospital.

Police are seeking the public’s help in their investigation.

In a media release, the RCMP said officers responded at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to a report of an assault with a weapon on Route 390 in Rowena, near Perth-Andover and Tobique.

Police said the 38-year-old victim reported that, while driving on Route 390, two individuals on the side of the road flagged him down.
He said the man and woman had their vehicle pulled over, with the hazard lights flashing and the hood open, appearing to need help.
When the man stopped to assist, the two assaulted and stabbed him. The attackers stole the man’s wallet and fled the scene. The man was able to call the police and was later transported to hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The first individual involved in the incident is described as a man, possibly in his 50s, with a medium build. He had a grey beard and spoke English with no apparent accent. The man described the second individual as a woman, possibly in her late teens to mid-20s, who was short in stature with a slim build. She had black hair with purple highlights.

Police said the two people were travelling in a light grey older model four-door Honda Civic with no licence plate. They described the car as in poor condition, with visible rust spots.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident, who was travelling on Route 390 on Oct. 4 at approximately 9:45 a.m., or who lives in the area and may have surveillance footage from the time of the incident, to contact the Perth-Andover RCMP at 506-273-5000.

The public can also provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at

The investigation is ongoing.

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