Police looking for public’s help after teen grabbed on Monday night

Girl screamed, and managed to get away to a friend's house

  • Jan. 27, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Ridge Meadows RCMP are trying to get the public’s help after a teen was accosted on Monday night.

Police say the girl was walking westbound on Dewdney Trunk Road, Jan. 23 just after 5:30 p.m. and walked past a middle-aged man standing at a bus stop on 206B Street. That man then followed the teen as she walked north along 206B Street and called out to her.

She ignored him and started walking faster. The man quickened his pace and caught up to her and grabbed her arm.

“The girl screamed and struggled, managing to get away and run to a friend’s house in the area,” said Const. Amanda Harnett in a Friday news release.

“Thankfully the victim was not injured, but she was shaken up as a result.  Despite a concerted effort, the suspect was not located in the area. The man’s intentions are not clear, and investigators are making efforts to identify this suspect.”

The man is described as a Caucasian male in his 40’s, about 5′ 7″ with a medium build and a bald head.  He was wearing a white, hooded sweater with black writing on the front, light-coloured blue jeans, and black shoes.

Police are asking anybody who was in the area at the time, or who was at the bus stop or who saw the man, to contact them at 604 463-6251 or by calling anonymously, CRIME STOPPERS at 1 800 222-8477.