Police investigate incident between a stranger and 17-year-old girl


2022-11-07 12:00 HNP

Dossier nº 2022-8861

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Quesnel RCMP are investigating an incident where a 17-year-old girl had a physical altercation with a stranger after she refused to give him money.

On November 3, 2022, at approximately 2:50 p.m. a 17-year-old girl was walking on a trail that connects Anderson Drive and Avery Avenue when she was approached by an unknown man and asked for money. When the girl refused the man grabbed her arm and a brief struggle occurred. The girl was able to pull away from the man and reported the incident to police. The girl was uninjured.

This is an isolated incident. The investigation is ongoing and police are working on identifying a suspect. If you were in this area around the time and have any information, please call the Quesnel RCMP.
The man was described as:

I would encourage parents to have discussions with their children about safety when walking alone, says Sgt. Clay Kronebusch. It is safer to walk in pairs or larger groups and avoid remote or unlit areas.

Diffusé par :

Serg. Clay Kronebusch
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Quesnel
584 Carson Ave Quesnel BC V2J 2B5
Bureau : 250-992-9211

Courriel : clay.kronebusch@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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