The Prince George RCMP are warning the public after an unprovoked attack on a female jogger Sunday night.
At about 11:30 p.m. Sunday a woman was jogging along Foothills Boulevard near Ochakwin Crescent when she was attacked from behind.
A man knocked the woman to the ground, struck her a number of times and attempted to sexually assault her. 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 injuries, but was able to get to safety. The attacker may have marks or injuries.
The suspect is described as:
- Medium build
- Taller than 170 cm (5’7″)
- Wearing a black hoody
Investigators would like to speak to the driver of the vehicle and anyone else that may have either witnessed this unprovoked attack or has information that can further the investigation.
“This incident is deeply concerning,” said Inspector Shaun Wright, Operations Officer at the Prince George Detachment, in a press release. “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.”
The Prince George RCMP would like to warn the public and offer some safety tips:
- Headphones – Please avoid using headphones or anything that can restrict your hearing;
- Do not be Predictable – change routes & times frequently;
- Lighting – Stay in well-lit areas and near businesses that can offer safety in the event of an incident;
- Safety in Numbers – Whenever possible, never travel alone. Running partners or groups offer increased safety.