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RCMP investigate report of man with a rope running toward woman in South Surrey park

Police look to identify man in Wednesday (May 31) incident at Crescent Park
Surrey RCMP are hoping the public can help provide more information after a suspicious occurrence in Crescent Park on Wednesday (May 31). (Black Press file photo)

Surrey RCMP is seeking information and looking to identify a man involved in a suspicious occurrence at Crescent Park in South Surrey on Wednesday (May 31).

On Wednesday at 1:19 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of a suspicious occurrence in Crescent Park.

“The complainant saw a man running in her direction carrying a rope, was startled, ran away and contacted police. Police attended the park, spoke with the complainant and conducted patrols through the park,” an RCMP release said.

“We are aware of social media posts circulating that describe the incident as an ‘attack’ and/or ‘attempted abduction,” it continued.

“We want to clarify that the posts were not made by the individual directly involved, and that there was no physical or verbal interaction between parties.”

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The investigation remains ongoing.

“The man is described as Caucasian, tall with a slim build, wearing a white/light-coloured shirt with darker sleeves, camo shorts, and brown ankle boots, carrying a rope,” said Surrey RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Vanessa Munn.

“Investigators are working to identify the man involved in order to determine the complete circumstances, and asking the man to contact police so we can speak with him.”

Munn said RCMP encourages anyone who encounters something suspicious or feels unsafe to do what this complainant did, follow their instincts and call police.

Anyone who was in Crescent Park on Wednesday between noon and 1:30 p.m. and noticed anything suspicious is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.


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Tricia Weel

About the Author: Tricia Weel

I’m a lifelong writer, and worked as a journalist in community newspapers for more than a decade, from White Rock to Parksville and Qualicum Beach, to Abbotsford and Surrey, from 2001-2012
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