Mounties Investigate Attack on Female Jogger
Prince George, B.C. – A frightening attack on a female jogger has Mounties pleading for witnesses to come forward.
Prince George RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass says the unprovoked attack occurred last night at around 11:30 p.m. as the female was jogging along Foothills Boulevard and Ochakwin Crescent.
“The male attacker knocked the victim to the ground, struck her a number of times and attempted to sexually assault her,” he says.
“A passing vehicle slowed down and honked, causing the attacker to flee on foot. The driver of the vehicle did not stop. The victim suffered non-life threatening injures, but was able to get to safety. The attacker may have marks or injuries.”
The suspect is described as:
- Medium build
- Taller than five-foot-seven
- Wearing a black hoody
“This incident is deeply disturbing,” says Inspector Shaun Wright, Operations Officer at the Prince George detachment. “We are asking the driver of the vehicle that came across this incident to contact us, as well as anyone else with information to also come forward and help us identify the man involved in this disturbing attack.”
In light of this incident, police warn joggers not to use headphones or anything else that can restrict your hearing, to stay in well-lit areas and whenever possible do not travel alone.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.