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:
- South Asian male with a slight accent
- Mid to late 20’s
- Brown eyes
- Short brown hair
- Short, well-groomed facial hair
- Called himself
The suspect’s vehicle is described as:
- Older model 4 door sedan, possibly a BMW
- White or grey in colour
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:
- Lighting – Stay in well-lit areas and near businesses that can offer safety in the event of an incident;
- Stay in public areas – travel in areas where people are likely to be or go to businesses that are open and can offer assistance;
- Safety in Numbers – Whenever possible, NEVER travel alone;
- Phone for help – Call a trusted friend or family member if you find yourself alone;
- Call police – If your safety is at risk or you feel threatened, call 9-1-1 immediately.
For more personal safety tips, go to:
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.
Cpl. Craig DouglassCommunications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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