Kimberley RCMP seek witnesses to suspicious occurrence involving teenager


2021-05-12 13:25 HAP

Dossier nº 2021-3933

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The Kimberley RCMP is seeking witnesses or anyone with information following a suspicious incident involving a female youth earlier today.

On May 12, 2021 at approximately 8:00 a.m. a 16-year-old female was walking along a path between Norton Avenue and Swan Avenue in Kimberley, BC when she approached by a man from behind, who grabbed her arm and wrist.

The young woman managed to get away and left the scene. While she was not physically injured, she was understandably shaken by the incident.

The man is described as; in his 20’s wearing a black hoody, black sunglasses and a mask. He was last seen in the pathway with no direction of travel .

Our priority now is to identify this man and determine his intentions with this young woman, states Sgt. Steven Woodcox, Kimberley RCMP Detachment Commander. If you were in the area and have any information about this man, we are asking you to contact us.

We understand that this is concerning for our community, and ask that you take the following safety tips into consideration, continues Sgt. Woodcox.
- Walk in well lit and well traveled areas when ever possible
- Walk in groups
- Ensure you are not distracted by devices and are aware of your surroundings
- Always report suspicious incidents to police

For more safety tips, please visit the BC RCMP website.

Anyone with information can report to the Kimberley RCMP at 250-427-4811 and cite file 2021-3933.

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