Stranger chases fe­male run­ner

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Ci­ti­zen staff

Prince Ge­orge RCMP are ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help in a search for a man sus­pected of ha­rass­ing a woman while she was out for a run in the Her­itage neigh­bour­hood.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Satur­day at about 9:30 a.m. while she was run­ning along a path be­tween Core­less Cres­cent and Clax­ton Av­enue.

An un­known man be­gan run­ning to catch up to her, RCMP said, and she sped up just be­fore he was able to reach her and made it to safety.

“Al­though no phys­i­cal con­tact was had, the man’s mo­tives are not known,” RCMP said.

Po­lice learned of the in­ci­dent via an email that had been sent to city hall and sub­se­quently passed on to the RCMP.

“The Prince Ge­orge RCMP would like to re­mind the pub­lic that the po­lice are not able to take re­ports via email. Re­port­ing a crime to po­lice must be done via the tele­phone or in per­son and should be done as soon as pos­si­ble,” RCMP said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the man or with ex­ter­nal video sur­veil­lance in the area, is urged to con­tact the Prince Ge­orge RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anony­mously con­tact Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477 or on­line at www.pgcrimesto­p­pers.bc.ca (English only).

You do not have to re­veal your iden­tity to Crime Stop­pers. If you pro­vide in­for­ma­tion that leads to an ar­rest, you could be el­i­gi­ble for a cash re­ward.

An un­known man be­gan run­ning to catch up to her, RCMP said, and she sped up just be­fore he was able to reach her and made it to safety.

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