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Man robbed near Ospika Boulevard and Reid Crescent

A man was robbed in the early morning hours while walking near Ospika Boulevard and Reid Crescent Saturday.

Police say the robbery occurred at about 2:30 a.m. The victim told police that he was walking in the area and was attacked from behind. Surveillance from a nearby home shows two individuals getting out of a dark-coloured, newer model Chevrolet pick up and following the victim out of line of sight of the surveillance. They are seen again a short time later, getting back into the vehicle and driving away. The victim reports that his wallet and a watch were stolen.

Police are asking that anyone in the area who may have seen the attack or has dash cam footage of it, or anyone who has information on the truck or its occupants, to please contact an investigator by calling 250-561-3300. Please quote file number 2022-41588. The victim did not sustain serious physical injury.

“This is the second report of physical attacks on members of the public in one week,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “We are taking these reports very seriously and are looking for any information that may assist police in identifying a suspect in either investigation. Currently, we have no information linking these attacks. We urge the public to be aware of their surroundings if they are walking during the darker hours and to report anything suspicious to police.”

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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