Jogger assaulted and robbed of cell phone


2021-01-28 15:58 PST

File # 240

University RCMP would like to remind the public and students to be vigilant of their surroundings after a student was assaulted and robbed while out for a run in Pacific Spirit Park earlier this week.

On January 27, 2021 around noon, a UBC student was jogging on the Lily of the Valley Trail in Pacific Spirit Park when she was approached by an unknown man who struck her without warning and then fled with the woman's cell phone.

The suspect is described:

At the time of the incident he was wearing:

University RCMP would like to remind the public to be aware of their surroundings at all times.
"If you are jogging or walking with ear buds, keep the music volume low, if possible, exercise in pairs or in populated areas," Constable Christina Martin says. "Also, let someone know your route and when you're going (or share your GPS) and be aware of noises and of others around you," she adds.

If you were in the park yesterday afternoon and have any information about this incident, please contact the University RCMP at 604-224-1322.

Released by:
Const. Christina Martin
Media Relations Officer
University Detachment

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