Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Investigation Underway

Prince George, General Investigation Services

2017-09-03 10:07 PDT

File # 2017-29997

Police are continuing to investigate following a Kidnapping and Sexual Assault in our community earlier today.

On Sunday September 3rd, 2017 at approximately 4:30 AM, the Prince George RCMP received a report of Kidnapping and Sexual Assault that occurred near the Heritage area in Prince George.

Through investigation officers have learned that an adult female was fixing a flat tire at a gas station near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Tabor Boulevard at approximately 2:00 AM this morning. A man exited a nearby parked vehicle and offered to help. The two were unable to fix the tire, so the man offered to give the female a ride.

While driving her home, the man missed several turns and turned into a parking lot, believed to be on Foothills Boulevard, where he sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to fend off her attacker and fled on foot.

The suspect is described as:

The suspect’s vehicle is described as:

A similar incident occurred during the late night of May 14th, 2017 when a female runner was attacked from behind along Foothills Boulevard, just a few blocks from this morning’s incident. View the May 15th media release here.

The suspect also fits the description of a man that committed three indecent acts in Prince George in the early part of 2017, although they were in different areas. View the March 13th media release here.

The Prince George RCMP would like to warn the public and offer some safety tips:

For more personal safety tips, go to:
http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=2074&languageId=1&contentId=30047  

The Prince George RCMP are requesting the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for this attack. If you have any information about this violent Criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword pgtips. 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.
 

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
princegeorge.rcmp.ca
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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